Tag: spain

Parents and teachers in Madrid describe difficulties of abrupt switch to e-learning

On March 15th, Spain went into a country-wide lockdown to curb the high numbers of COVID-19 cases. Almost two months later, schools have still been closed. These two months have drastically changed how teaching is done in Spain. Within a short period of time, schools...

“I thought I was dead by then,” a Singaporean man in Madrid recalls his time in the ICU

By: Natasha Zaman Daryl Tan Chen Ming, 47, was at the pharmacy near his house in Madrid buying his asthma medication when he fainted. The next thing he realised when he woke up was having a heart attack and taking his last breath. “I thought I...

Spanish taxi driver hailed a hero for driving Covid-19 patients for free, tests negative

SPAIN – Saturday (Apr 18) A video on Twitter went viral after a taxi cab driver in was called into a hospital on the pretence that he was there to pick up a patient. The driver, whose name was not released, has apparently been picking...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 14, 2020

As of 8 am, April 14, 2020: World count approaches 2 million There are now 1,911,407  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 581,974, followed by Spain (170,099) and Italy (159,516).  There have been 118,854...

Even with drive-through funerals, Spain is struggling to keep up with rising COVID-19 deaths

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the world, life is no longer as we know it. The world has slowed to a near-standstill, with borders, businesses and schools closed in many nations. Dining out and going to the cinema are luxuries of the past....

Missing captain of S’pore cargo ship found drifting at sea in Spain

The captain of Morning Ninni, a Singaporean cargo ship, has been found mysteriously drifting along the coast of Tarifa beach in southern Spain. He was clinging on to a Morning Ninni life buoy and was unconscious when spotted by passers-by at Tarifa port. According...