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AstraZeneca hitch causes 100,000 fewer vaccinations this week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID vaccinations will drop by a third this week in the Valencian Community because AstraZeneca supplies have dried up. 325,000 doses were administered last week...

Red Handed: Nurse in Spain’s La Linea arrested for stealing COVID-19 vaccines

POLICE in La Linea with the collaboration of Gibraltar authorities have arrested a nurse for allegedly stealing and reselling the Oxford COVID-19 vaccines. The nurse...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia’s three-phase plan for the progressive de-escalation of COVID-19 measures starts today

FROM today (May 9) Andalucia is moving into a so-called ‘transition to a new normality’ as Spain's coronavirus state of alarm ends. If everything goes...

EXPLAINED: The new Costa Blanca and Valencia restrictions after Spain’s State of Alarm ends

A midnight curfew and extended opening hours for bars and restaurants are the main headlines of amended restrictions announced by the Valencian government this...

COVID-19 hospital admissions fall to July 2020 levels in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

HOSPITAL admissions attributed to COVID-19 have fallen below the 200 mark for the first time since last July across the Valencian Community. The regional health...

SNUBBED! Spain is omitted from UK ‘Green’ travel list but neighbours Gibraltar and Portugal make it

SPAIN has been passed over for inclusion on the new UK 'Green' travel list because its overall COVID infection rate is too high. The details...

Fears over Oxford COVID-19 vaccine across Spain’s Andalucia high as 25% reject first dose

LATEST government figures have shown that an alarming percentage of Andalucia's pensioners are rejecting the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Junta...

NO FOURTH WAVE on the Costa Blanca in Spain as COVID cases and hospital admissions carry on falling

168 new coronavirus infections were announced tonight(May 6) in the Valencian Community by the regional health authority. COVID case numbers are continuing their downward spiral...

COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions continue to fall on Spain’s Costa Blanca

149 new COVID-19 cases were reported today(May 5) in the Valencian Community, according to the regional health ministry. The key week-to-week comparison means there are...

Spain’s Catalunya ready to vaccinate 50-59 age group

VACCINATIONS will be available for people aged between 50 and 59 from next week, regional authorities in Catalunya said. Appointments can be booked for the...

DATE REVEALED for start of COVID vaccinations for people aged under 60 in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A new age bracket will get their first COVID vaccines in the Valencian Community from May 17. The regional health ministry says that vaccinations will...

LATEST COVID-19 case numbers from the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain continue in the right direction

127 new coronavirus infections have been reported in the Valencian Community today(May 4) according to the regional health ministry. That is a fall on a...

Spain to let regions decide Covid-19 restrictions when State of Alarm lifts on May 9

SPAIN'S government will pass responsibility for coronavirus restrictions on to the country's 17 autonomous regions when the State of Alarm expires next week, Deputy...

LATE VERDICT as Costa Blanca residents in Spain will be told this Saturday about COVID restriction changes that start...

RESIDENTS in the Valencian Community will have to wait until the last minute to find out what health restrictions they will have to follow...

SHIPS LOCKED DOWN: Two container carriers quarantined at Valencia port due to COVID outbreaks on board

Spokespeople for the port management have guaranteed full compliance with all existing COVID measures and sanitary guidelines on behalf of the crews.

Indian COVID-19 variant creeps into Spain but cases remain contained

THE Indian variant of COVID-19 currently causing devastation across India has been detected in Spain for the first time, but government officials insist there...

COVID-19 figures in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas record a big weekend fall

THE weekend COVID-19 case totals for the Valencian Community have shown a big drop compared to the previous weekend. 348 cases were reported since last...

EU demands countries use their ‘Covid passport’ to ease travelling restrictions from overseas

THE European Union is asking that restrictions on holiday travel from overseas are relaxed in line with use of a ‘Covid passport.” Under new plans,...

Night curfew set to stay in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas even when Spain’s State of Alarm ends this...

THE night curfew will not disappear in the Valencian Community when the second national State of Alarm ends on May 9. That's the hope of...

Nearly one million COVID-19 traffic fines across Spain could be voided by slow administration

A RECENT investigation into the sanctions imposed during the first COVID-19 State of Alarm has revealed that almost 80% have yet to be processed....

WELL, NOT ENTIRELY: Up to 21 towns in Spain’s Valencia region maintain zero COVID infections over the last two...

JUST like the village of Asterix and Obelix, surrounded on all sides by the Romans, 10 towns in Castellon Province have managed to completely...

Stranded British family launch appeal to raise funds to return home from Spain after coronavirus blights Benidorm dream

A BRITISH family who moved to Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca and have been left penniless after losing their jobs in the coronavirus crisis...

Police arrest pharmacy worker in southern Spain who sold fake Covid-19 test results for travellers

A PHARMACY worker who was selling fake negative COVID-19 test certificates to people so that they could travel abroad has been arrested in Spain. A...

Free healthcare and extended hotel stays for foreign tourists that catch Covid in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is so confident of its Covid-safe status, that it’s offering free healthcare and extended hotel stays to tourists when the season restarts. Ministers are...

Spain extends coronavirus ban on non-essential travel for those outside EU – including Brits – until May 31

THE Spanish government has extended a ban on all non-essential travel to Spain from outside the EU and Schengen area for another month. Confirmation of...

COVID-19 case numbers in Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain remain solidly constant

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community are continuing to stay constant with little change. The regional health ministry said tonight(April 30)...

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