Saturday, August 15, 2020

Families ignoring COVID-19 restrictions to set up night time dining areas on Torrevieja’s closed beaches on the Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja councillor has slammed inconsiderate families who are ignoring barriers to set up outdoor night time dining rooms on the city's...

Beach lifeguard on Spain’s Costa Blanca admitted to hospital with suspected COVID-19

A 20-YEAR-OLD beach lifeguard working in the Dénia area has been admitted to Dénia Hospital's ICU on suspicion of having contracted the...

BREAKING: Spain orders closure of all nightclubs and nationwide smoking ban to fight COVID-19 resurgence

Health Minister Salvador Illa instructed the 17 autonomous communities to bring in the new measures following a week of rapidly increasing coronavirus cases

Will smoking on the street be banned in Spain’s Andalucia in a bid to fight COVID-19?

Health minister for the southernmost region Jesus Aguirre said in a press conference that he has requested a study to 'see if there is enough evidence' to justify bringing in a ban

BREAKING: ‘They have printed a hoax’ – Fernando Simon addresses false article warning of lockdown in Spain in September

THE Spanish government has addressed the fake news of a second lockdown in September in a press conference tonight. 

Record day for new COVID-19 infections across Spain’s Murcia region

THE MURCIA region has confirmed the largest total of confirmed new coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period since the beginning of the...

First COVID-19 death in Malaga province since June 9 reported in Benalmadena

A PERSON who died in Benalmadena is the first COVID-19 fatality in Malaga province since June 9. It was...

Smokers could be banned from lighting up outdoors on Spain’s Costa Blanca if safety distance is not kept

SMOKERS may be stopped from lighting up in outdoor public areas of the Costa Blanca if they cannot keep two metres away...

FAKE NEWS: Spain confirms there is NO plan for second lockdown in September after ‘false’ article impacts business

A spokesperson from Moncloa succinctly told the Olive Press last night: “This information is false.”

Worst weekend for new COVID-19 infections in Spain’s Valencian Community since lockdown ended in June

SPAIN'S Valencian Community has registered its biggest rise in COVID-19 cases over a weekend since the State of Alarm ended on June...

BREAKING: Spain sees 8,618 new COVID-19 cases over weekend

The health ministry said the rise in numbers comes as last week saw a 7% rise in PCR testing compared to the previous week

British embassy ‘unaware’ of any plans for second lockdown in Spain after article causes mass confusion among expats

It comes after a WHO health expert said on Saturday that it was very unlikely Spain would enter another mass confinement of its people

BREAKING: Antonio Banderas tests positive for COVID-19

The Spanish film star made an announcement on Twitter today after being absent from hosting the Starlite Gala in Marbella on Sunday

COVID-19 ‘spreading party’ broken up on beach in Spain holiday hotspot

The 60-plus attendees on Los Patos beach, which had been closed due to recent landslides, had all been invited via social media

Benidorm neighbourhood on Spain’s Costa Blanca backtracks on local lockdown threat if COVID-19 cases continue to rise

VILLAJOYOSA, which is just a 15 minute drive from Benidorm, has seen its mayor apparently backtrack on a local lockdown threat over...

Police turn bathers away as FIVE beaches reach capacity on hottest weekend of the year on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE province was forced to temporarily close five of its beaches yesterday, August 9, due to capacities being reached under social distancing...

Nightclub on Spain’s Costa Blanca faces huge fine for using dance floor

AN ALICANTE nightclub owner could be fined up to €60,000 after social distancing and capacity rules were flouted at a city venue.

Huge nightclub forced to close for 15 days after breaching COVID-19 rules on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Boa, formerly known as Kiu, is also facing sanctions after allegedly flouting several of the rules applied to nightlife venues

Benidorm hotel will cater for COVID-19 infected tourists on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO hotels will be available free of charge to accommodate any tourists visiting the Valencian Community that have contracted COVID-19.

Religious leader gathers over 100 people in his home for private mass in Spain’s Malaga

The young people had just arrived back from a Christian camp in Cadiz and were preparing to celebrate a mass ‘with musical instruments’, the owner said

Tourism won’t fully recover on Spain’s Costa del Sol until 2022 following UK quarantine, says report

The report details how Greece and Turkey have seen a spike in bookings following the string of cancellations in Spain

Torremolinos bar where DJ spat drink over dancing revellers had no licence for music events

The Junta is now investigating the event and is carrying out contact tracing on people who were at the beach club

COVID-19 is ‘under control’ in Spain’s Andalucia despite rising cases, says Junta

Bendodo said there are currently 97 people in hospital, 16 of whom are in ICUs, a ‘far cry from the almost 3,000 admissions in March’

BREAKING: 14 new COVID-19 outbreaks detected in Spain’s Andalucia with the majority in Malaga

In the past 24 hours, eight outbreaks have been detected in Malaga, three in Sevilla, two in Cadiz and one in Granada

Kate Middleton chooses Spanish made mask for first public outing with coronavirus protection

ON her visit to the Baby Basics baby bank in Sheffield this week, The Duchess of Cambridge donned a mask designed by...

Police hunting three migrants believed to have COVID-19 after they flee quarantine near Spain’s Costa del Sol

The trio left the Temporary Attention Centre for Foreigners (CATE) in San Roque, Cadiz, on Tuesday