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  • Spain
    Saturday Mar 21, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Spain's hospitalized

    Spain
    Saturday Mar 21, 2020

    On 21 March, it was reported that at least 2,355 people were hospitalized in intensive care (942 in the Community of Madrid) and more than 350,000 tests for COVID-19 had been conducted.




  • Spain
    Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    700+ deaths in one day

    Spain
    Wednesday Mar 25, 2020

    On 25 March, it was reported that 738 people had died in a single day.




  • Spain
    Thursday Apr 2, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Most Deaths in a Single Day

    Spain
    Thursday Apr 2, 2020

    On 2 April per report, 950 people died in a 24-hour period. This was, at the time, the most by any country during the pandemic in a single day.




  • Spain
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Spain Surpassed Italy

    Spain
    Friday Apr 3, 2020

    On April 3rd, Spain surpassed Italy in total cases due to the virus and is now second only to the U.S. which has over a quarter of a million cases




  • Spain
    Friday May 8, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Spain state on May 8

    Spain
    Friday May 8, 2020

    As of 8 May 2020, there have been 222,857 confirmed cases and 26,299 deaths while there have been 131,148 recoveries. The actual number of cases, however, is likely to be much higher, as many people with only mild or no symptoms are unlikely to have been tested. The number of deaths is also believed to be an underestimate due to lack of testing and reporting, perhaps by as much as 10,000 according to excess mortality analysis.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Desire to Leave

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

    Following growing dissatisfaction with the direction of Barcelona on and off the field, Barcelona announced that Messi sent the club "a document expressing his desire to leave" on 25 August 2020.




  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    "build a team around the most important player in the world"

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

    On August 26, Barcelona's sporting director Ramon Planes iterated the club's desire to "build a team around the most important player in the world" and affirmed Messi will only be able to leave should a buyer pay his €700 million buyout clause; a reported early termination option available in Messi's contract (which would have allowed him to leave the club for free) could only be exercised if he had communicated his decision to Barcelona by 31 May 2020, although the player's representatives argued the deadline should be set to 31 August, due to the adjourned 2019–20 season. On 30 August, La Liga issued a statement stating Messi's contract and buyout clause are still active.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Would never go to court against Home

    Barcelona, Spain
    Friday Sep 4, 2020

    Later that evening, Messi announced in an interview with Goal that he would continue in Barcelona for the final year of his contract. In the interview, Messi claimed to have informed Barcelona of his desire to leave multiple times, and club president Josep Bartomeu said Messi could decide at the end of every season if he could stay or leave, only for Bartomeu to refer to the release clause. This left Messi with two options: to stay or go to court against the club, with the player saying "I would never go to court against the club of my life".


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Bartomeu out

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

    Under increasing pressure from supporters, Barcelona President Jose Maria Bartomeu has resigned.


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