In record time, the epidemic has swept away everything that the Spanish cherish so dearly: close contact with the extended family, greetings with kisses and hugs, the bustle of outdoor life 8211; on the street, in parks, cafés and restaurants. Reporter Natalia Bachmayer has travelled through a shattered country, meeting people like David, who cannot get over the lonely death of his grandmother. Or Aura, a migrant who came to Spain full of dreams and now stands in line for food in one of the many 8220;hunger queues8221;. The reporter has also seen how the crisis in one district of Madrid has turned neighbours into friends.
Natalia visited Miguel, the mayor of a tiny Canary island. For years he sought to attract more attention and visitors but is now glad the island has stayed miraculously virus-free. 8220;Spain’s fight with the coronavirus8221; depicts life in a country which is waking up from the nightmare, a land in a state of emergency.
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