Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Spain’s Murcia reopening beaches and mud baths from next week

MURCIA will be taking advantage of it’s advancement to Phase 2 of de-escalation next week by opening up beaches and mud-bathing sites.

Local mayor slams regional and national governments for ‘stealing our savings’ and ‘drowning’ the towns of Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAYOR of Orihuela Emilio Bascuñana wants to resolve the coronavirus crisis with surplus council funds from local town halls.

Mayors united in demanding answers from regional government about lack of Phase 2 de-escalation in Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Mayors of two Costa Blanca cities want proper explanations as to why the Costa Blanca and the rest of Valenciana region...

Hundreds dispersed from beach party as people test lockdown freedoms

There are now five active cases of COVID-19 on the Rock, two which are cross frontier workers as 300 people were dispersed after drinking at Little Bay.

Confusion as Gibraltar beaches fill up all day despite 30 minute rule

The amount of people going to the beach has increased with people staying longer than the 30 minutes limit as parents started taking children there.

Chief Minister goes ahead with Gibraltar unlocking despite three new COVID-19 cases

Total numbers of coronavirus cases jumped to five, as government went to Phase Two of 'Unlock the Rock' which will stop going out being a crime.

Costa Blanca authorities develop app to encourage safe use of beaches during COVID-19 de-escalation plan

GOING to the beach amid confusing COVID-19 restrictions may soon be made much easier thanks to an app being developed by the...

Benidorm politician slams Spanish government for ‘scaring tourists away’ with two-week quarantine for international travellers

TOURISM spokesman for the Partido Popular Agustin Almodobar has accused the Spanish government of 'scaring away' tourists. It...

Valencia minister warns ‘don’t let your guard down’ as rest of region enters Phase 1 of Spain’s coronavirus de-escalation...

VALENCIA had started last week divided into five separate blocks as the region was split between Phase 0 and 1 of the...

Locals unhappy as new traffic measures introduced to help air quality in Gibraltar

Opposition has grown to a pilot plan for the closure of Line Wall Road to traffic from the start of June, with a petition raising nearly 3,000 signatures.

Spanish airports see 99% drop in passengers in April

AIRPORTS belonging to the AENA Group suffered a 99% year-on-year drop in passengers in April, figures have revealed.

Public warned to keep social distance or face new COVID-19 wave in Gibraltar

The virus is still out there and a new wave of infections could paralyse Gibraltar again if people do not respect the new normal, said the health minister.

British expat tests COVID-19 positive TWICE in two months – this time with permanent lung damage

A BRITISH expat has urged the public to ‘take coronavirus seriously’ after suffering permanent lung damage due to the pandemic virus.

Gibraltar to test 1% of population each day from next week to get a firmer grip on cases

ALMOST 5,000 swab tests have been carried out on front-line workers and people with COVID-19 symptoms on the Rock as the Nightingale Facility closes.

‘People need to get their lives back’, says minister about Gibraltar lockdown release

A return to normality and the 'need for the economy to get back on-track' are reasons for Gibraltar allowing free movement before other countries.

Gibraltar hopes to be FIRST country to do COVID-19 antibody tests on entire population

The number of active cases on the peninsula has gone down to just three after one had recovered from the coronavirus, taking the recovered number to 144.

‘SHOP LOCAL’: Costa Blanca resort launches campaign to keep smaller businesses afloat after lockdown

GUARDAMAR del Segura council has launched a plan to boost its lockdown-stricken economy with a campaign encouraging people to shop locally.

British expat banned from bar after trying to ‘hug and kiss’ people on first night of Phase 1 of...

A POPULAR pub near Costa Blanca’s La Finca golf course had to ban a British woman on the very first day of...

‘Unlock the Rock’ released with warnings of possible return to lockdown

The Chief Minister reminded the public a surge of COVID-19 cases could bring a return of a lockdown on the Rock as the restrictions were relaxed.

Stray cats more at risk during coronavirus lockdown, says rescue centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca as it pleads for...

BIG Red's Animal Rescue Centre in Almoradi, Costa Blanca South, has at least nine cats that will need new homes from the...

Gibraltar hopes to completely ‘unlock the Rock’ by August in phased plan

A phased plan to 'Unlock the Rock' from the COVID-19 lockdown which has seen 147 confirmed cases in the territory was unveiled today by the Chief Minister.

Second Gibraltar lab allows 300 tests a day so that all cases can be traced

Mass testing of around one percent of the population each day will be the first stage of the 'seek and destroy' strategy of COVID-19 on the Rock.

Valenciana health minister blasts how region has essentially been split in half after only certain districts permitted entry into...

DESPITE positive recovery data coming from its health ministry only parts of the Valencia region can go to Phase 1 status tomorrow.

Gibraltar tests 12% of their population as border traffic increases in first working week

Active cases fell back down to three today on the Rock, as 3,962 people have been swab tested, amounting to 12.4% of the total population.

We must continue to fight COVID-19 and the far right, says Gibraltar leader

The fight against COVID-19 was likened to the common enemy of fascism in World War Two and that against the far right by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Radio station offers free advertising as part of de-escalation ‘party’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A COMMUNITY radio station based in Costa Blanca’s Ciudad Quesada is offering FREE advertising to help the region’s business community start up...