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Archipelago in the Atlantic and autonomous community of Spain

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Canary Islands: Archipelago in the Atlantic and autonomous community of Spain
The Canary Islands, also known informally as the Canaries, are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia, 100 kilometres west of Morocco at the closest point. It is one of eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality as recognized by the Spanish government. Canary Islands are geographically located in the African Tectonic Plate, even though the archipielago is economically and politically European, as it is part of the European Union.

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Canary Islands aim to allow German tourists in with COVID-19 tests

The Canary Islands are planning to welcome thousands of German tourists later this month before Spain's borders officially reopen, but want the visitors to be tested for the coronavirus, a source in..
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Wave of migration strains Spain's Canary Islands amid pandemic

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Nearly 50 migrants plucked from waters off Spain's Gran Canaria

Spain's coast guard rescued 49 African migrants from a dinghy drifting a few miles off the coast of Gran Canaria on Sunday, a spokesman for the organisation said, the latest arrivals in a months-long..
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As Spain battles virus, medics' unions hit out

When Spain's first case of coronavirus was recorded on Jan. 31 - a German tourist in La Gomera, one of the remote Canary Islands - there seemed little cause for concern.
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Dozens of guests leave Canary Islands hotel locked down over coronavirus

At least 45 guests left a Tenerife hotel in several small groups on Friday, four days into a 14-day quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus. Nearly 700 holidaymakers remained stranded in the..
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Over 100 guests cleared to leave Tenerife hotel on coronavirus lockdown

None of the remaining 700-plus guests at a hotel in Spain's Canary Islands on lockdown over the coronavirus have shown any symptoms of the virus and 130 of them have been cleared to leave, a spokesman..
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Canaries hotel locked down over coronavirus as Spain reports first mainland cases

A large Canary Islands hotel was locked down for coronavirus tests on Tuesday after a guest and his wife were found to be infected, as Spain also reported its first two cases of the disease on the..
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Huge sandstorm closes airspace around Spain's Canary Islands

All incoming flights to Spain's Canary Islands were diverted on Sunday, airport operator AENA said, after a sandstorm from the Sahara hit the archipelago, coating the islands with orange dust and..
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Spain reports first coronavirus case on mainland, hotel in Canaries locked down

Spain discovered its first case of the coronavirus on the mainland on Tuesday after a four-star hotel in the Canary Islands was locked down for tests when a guest, and then his wife, were found to be..
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Canary Islands hotel on lockdown after coronavirus case

One hotel in the Canary Islands was put on lockdown on Tuesday after a coronavirus case was identified there the day before, a guest at the hotel told Reuters.
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Italian national becomes third case of coronavirus in Spain

An Italian man has tested positive for coronavirus in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, the region's health authorities said on Monday.
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Sunbathers join rescue as migrant boat washes up on Canary Islands beach

Sunbathers in the Canary Islands joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants who arrived unexpectedly on a beach in the Spanish archipelago on Friday.
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Tenerife in Canary Islands hit by power outage

Tenerife experienced a power cut on Sunday affecting the entire island of about 1 million people, the regional government of the Canary Islands said via Twitter.
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Dozens of migrants in a wooden canoe rescued off Canary Islands

Dozens of African migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands in a battered wooden canoe were rescued in waters off the Spanish archipelago on Thursday, emergency services said.
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Canary Islands wildfire stable but continues to burn, acting PM says

A wildfire in the popular tourist island of Gran Canaria has been stabilised but continues to burn, Spain's acting prime minister said on Thursday, promising that the thousands affected by the fire..
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Canary Islands wildfire prompts 9,000 evacuations; reaches park

An out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands kept spreading on Monday, increasing to 9,000 the number of people evacuated from eight municipalities and reaching a natural park,..
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Evacuees fleeing Canary Islands wildfire rise to 8,000

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain's Canary Islands, authorities said on Monday.
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Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads

A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high..
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Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread.
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