Coronavirus

Spain’s COVID-19 vaccination plans suffer a setback with a delay in single-dose Johnson & Johnson inoculations

THE Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will not start its Spanish and European distribution tomorrow(April 14). That's after six rare blood clot cases were found...

Andalucia health minister urges people in Spain to stay positive saying ‘fourth wave of Covid-19 should be last’

The Minister of Health and Families has said he is ‘very optimistic’ that the fourth wave of COVID ‘should be the last’.  Jesús Aguirre shared...

SORRY, WE’RE CLOSED: Coronavirus spells the end of historic restaurants in Barcelona

FOUR historic restaurants in Barcelona city have been the latest high-profile victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Cal Pinxo was a hugely popular seafood eatery in...

No dramatic ‘Easter effect’ on COVID-19 cases in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE latest weekend COVID-19 case totals for the Valencian Community have shown a slight rise compared to the first weekend of April. Figures released today(April...

USA announces new links with Spain as American Airlines resume Madrid and Barcelona flights

US airline American Airlines have resumed flights between two major airports and Spain's capitals Madrid and Barcelona for the first time since December. Last Christmas,...

ANALYSIS: Will UK’s new travel traffic light system allow holidays to Spain this summer?

British Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travel abroad will be permitted from as early as May 17. 'I'm not advising against booking summer...

GRIP LOOSENED slightly on COVID-19 restrictions in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MORE people can get together from today(April 12) across the Valencian Community in a modest relaxation of COVID-19 rules. In public areas, both indoors and...

2,000 octogenarians vaccinated at one site on Friday and 200,000 more jabs promised next week in Spain’s Valencia Region

MORE THAN 2,000 octogenarian citizens of Torrevieja were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, with regional authorities promising 213,000 more jabs through Valencia this coming...

COVID-19 cases fall on Spain’s Costa Blanca 24 hours after hitting biggest total in a month

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have gone down today(April 9) both on a weekly and a day-to-day basis. The health...

Coronavirus impact on Spain’s economy is worse than we feared

SPAIN'S government has slashed its forecast for economic recovery during 2021 blaming a COVID-induced contraction in the first quarter and delays to the arrival...

ERTE: Spain extends furlough scheme beyond May 31

THE Spanish government has extended its ERTE furlough scheme yet again to provide help for businesses struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Labour Minister Yolanda...

MIRROR MIRROR: Coronavirus pandemic causes surge in eating disorders among teenagers

Psychologists insist on the importance of a correct education to help prevent the appearance of these conditions among kids and teenagers

COVID-19 cases clock up the highest figure in a month in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 daily infection figures have reached their highest total in nearly month across the Valencian Community. Today's(April 8) update from the regional health ministry declared...

‘MUST READ’ if you live in the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain with details of next week’s...

LITTLE change was the message from the Valencian government today(April 8) over their renewal of COVID-19 restrictions until late April. Despite current infection rates being...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

LIKE SARDINES: Consumers’ organisation slams COVID safety measures on public transport in Spain’s Valencia

As a result of this general perception, the use of buses, tubes, trams and suburban rail services in Valencia has dropped by 29% since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak last year.

Spain’s vaccine strategy takes U-turn on AstraZeneca with jabs now limited to over 60s

SPAIN’S vaccine strategy takes a U-turn, going forward the AstraZeneca vaccine will only be administered to people aged 60 and over. The decision was made...

COVID-19 rates in Costa Blanca and Valencia regions continue to trend downwards as Spain’s total rises

NEW COVID-19 infections have fallen on a week-to-week basis according to the latest figures for the Valencia region published tonight(April 7) by the regional...

EU medical authorities say benefits of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine ‘outweigh possible side effects’

BLOOD clots should be listed as a 'very rare' possible side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, said the the European Medicinces Agency (EMA) today....

‘HASTY’ VERDICT from Spain’s Murcia region over Pedro Sanchez decision to end State of Alarm on May 9

MURCIA'S president, Fernando Lopez Miras, has branded as 'hasty' yesterday's announcement by Spain's Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, that he plans to end the State...

AstraZeneca: Castilla y Leon region suspends vaccine even as Spain’s govt insists it’s safe

REGIONAL health authorities in Castilla y Leon will suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine, even as Spain’s central government insisted that they consider the jabs...

FACE MASKS: What you need to know about Spain’s new proposals for beach, pools and waterparks

NEW proposals over wearing masks on beaches are being discussed today (April 7) between the Health Ministry and Spain's 17 regions. A mandate was announced...

TWO MILLION single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will go to the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical firm has promised to send two million coronavirus vaccines to the Valencian Community between now and September. The pledge came...

CURFEWS AND CLOSURES: How the end of Spain’s State of Alarm will change COVID-19 rules

SPAIN'S second State of Alarm is set to finish on May 9 if Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has his way. The measure was introduced on...

COVID-19 cases maintain just modest rises in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW coronavirus infections in the Valencian Community have risen by 43 in the last 24 hours according to figures released this evening(April 6) by...

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