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Keeping spirits up, at a safe distance

R. APARICIO / E. REQUENA / F. GUTIÉRREZ

Residents join in the fun on their balconies in Malaga.
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Balconies have become a welcome way for people to stay in contact with their neighbours during the lockdown, with communities organising daily activities

 Damián Quintero has been training in a 12-square-metre space at his girlfriend's house in Madrid.
Damián Quintero has been training in a 12-square-metre space at his girlfriend's house in Madrid. sur

Local athletes take a new road to the Olympics

MARINA RIVAS / BORJA GUTIÉRREZ

Damián Quintero, Paula Ruiz, María de Valdés, Marta López and Ouassim Oumaiz have all been affected by the initial uncertainty over the summer Games but must now focus on staying fit for when competition eventually resumes

THE BOTTOM LINE

What's important now

Ángel Escalera

Ángel Escalera

It is never too late to rectify previous mistakes, although it is of course much too late for those we've lost to coronavirus along the way

THE MUSIC MAKER

Silent night

Peter Edgerton

Peter Edgerton

The pitfalls involved in seeking a peaceful country refuge are many

THE EURO ZONE

Marshalling the forces

Mark Nayler

Mark Nayler

Prime minister Pedro Sánchez has requested that Brussels implement a "major Marshall Plan" in the war against the coronavirus

food & drink

Hard times

ANDREW J. LINN

Larger Spaish restaurant groups may be able to survive this pandemic in the medium term; the smaller ones will probably go under

Ideas come  from isolation
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Ideas come from isolation

jennie rhodes / tony bryant

While frustrating and lonely, confinement is leading residents in the south of Spain to new ideas and inspiration