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Covid and flu vaccination campaigns to start this autumn in Spain with children up to five years able to...

ALL CHILDREN in Spain aged between six months and five years will be eligible to get a flu vaccine this autumn. Previous policy has been...

Face masks are made mandatory at two hospitals in Spain’s Valencia amid a surge in COVID cases

WITH a recent rise in new Covid-19 cases, two Valencia hospitals have reintroduced mandatory masks wearing in parts of their buildings. All this comes with...

Covid-19 cases rise sharply in Spain’s Mallorca but expert describes situation as ‘not alarming’

COVID-19 cases in Mallorca have rocketed by 124.8% at the start of August compared to a month earlier, but a leading expert says the...

Smoking allowed again on bar and restaurant terraces in Spain’s Balearic Islands

SMOKERS in the Balaeric Islands can once again legally enjoy a cigarette on a bar or restaurant terrace after all Covid-19 health restrictions ended...

Compulsory face mask wearing to end in health centres, pharmacies, and hospitals in Spain

THE COMPULSORY wearing of face masks could be abolished this week in Spain's health centres, dentists, pharmacies and hospitals. Masks will still have to worn...

Spain’s health minister floats idea of scrapping mask use in healthcare settings

MORE THAN three years after the coronavirus pandemic first hit Spain, the health minister has suggested that the time may have arrived to remove...

Madrid observatory detects spike in Covid-19 infections in wake of Easter holidays 

THE NUMBER of Covid-19 cases in Spain has spiked after Easter week, bringing the 14-day incidence to 2,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants compared to...

Mandatory mask wearing on public transport in Spain ends this Wednesday

SPAIN'S Council of Ministers has approved the end of mandatory mask wearing on public transport which is expected to be lifted on Wednesday. Spain was...

Spain’s Cabinet to do away with coronavirus masks on public transport on February 7

THE SPANISH government announced today that face masks will no longer be obligatory on public transport some time from February 7 onward. The Cabinet...

Health experts in Spain want EU-wide approach over possible new Covid-19 strain from China

TWO of Spain's leading immunology and epidemiology experts want coordinated European Union action to reduce the chances of a new Covid-19 strain being imported...

Huge figure of travellers who used Spain Travel Health (SpTH) app during Covid-19 revealed

More than 50 million people who travelled to Spain during the Covid-19 pandemic used the government’s health app to help ensure the disease was...

Spain to introduce Covid checks on air passengers from China

PEOPLE flying into Spain from China will have to produce a Covid vaccination certificate or show proof of a negative Covid test. Friday's announcement from...

Mask appeal to reduce hospital admissions in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

VALENCIAN Health Minister, Miguel Minguez, wants people to wear masks in certain situations to reduce hospital admissions at a traditionally busy time of the...

Virus warning as 15 people die from Covid-19 in one week in Spain’s Malaga

Fifteen people from the province of Malaga have died from Covid-19 in one week, according to health authorities.  The Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday...

Spain’s Valencian government cleared of negligence over low PPE supplies to medics during Covid pandemic early stages

THE Valencian government has been cleared of negligence over the lack of PPE gear for medics during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Spain scraps all Covid entry requirements for UK and non-EU travellers

SPAIN has removed all of its Covid entry requirements for non-EU arrivals, which includes the United Kingdom. The lifting of restrictions came into force on...

Covid-19 pandemic ‘not over’ warning for Spain’s Costa Blanca as booster roll out continues

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is 'not over' despite the low number of ICU hospital admissions. Just 5% of regional...

Covid-19 pandemic triggers big rise in stressed-out workers taking drugs in Spain

A massive uptake in drug consumption among public sector workers in Spain has been recorded since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March...

Sad milestone as Covid-19 deaths hit 10,000 mark in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

30 MONTHS on from the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the unwanted landmark of 10,000 coronavirus deaths has been reached in the Valencian Community. Figures...

Gibraltar cuts COVID-19 self-isolation time to five days as cases drop

PEOPLE who get COVID-19 in Gibraltar will now only have to self-isolate for five days after they tested positive, its health authority announced. Director of...

Hospital ICU Covid-19 cases in Spain hit lowest point since early days of pandemic

INTENSIVE care hospital admissions for Covid-19 have fallen to their lowest number since the Ministry of Health started publishing figures. 241 ICU cases were reported...

Costa Blanca health centre in Spain gets daubed with graffiti after patient refuses to wear protective mask

AN Alicante Province health centre wall was daubed in graffiti hours after a patient angrily refused to wear a mask. It was far from an...

Spain’s government changes inaccurate mask wearing announcement for air travel

CONFUSION reigned in Spain on Thursday after Transport Minister, Raquel Sanchez, said that mask wearing was ending for air travel- only for the government...

Spain’s new Covid vaccine gets massive EU order despite no official approval to use it

THE European Commission has agreed to buy 250 million doses of Spain's Hipra Covid-19 vaccine despite the European Medicines Agency(EMA) yet to formally approve...

Spain’s newly-developed Covid vaccine, Hipra, claims good protection against Omicron variants

SPAIN'S new Covid-19 vaccine made by Girona-based pharmaceutical company Hipra is producing a good antibody response to the current range of Omicron variants that...

King and Queen of Spain lead State tribute to victims of Covid-19 pandemic

KING Felipe and Queen Letizia led the third State tribute on Friday to honour people who have died from Covid-19 in Spain. The 40 minute...

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