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Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport wins top award for COVID-19 safety in Spain

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport has won a health safety award to recognise its measures to reduce the chances of travellers catching COVID-19. The accolade comes from the...

FIND OUT if you can sit indoors at your local bar and restaurant in Spain’s Murcia region from this...

BARS and restaurants in a large part of the Murcia region will be able to resume serving customers from inside their premises from tomorrow(March...

Depression among children in Spain’s Balearic Islands soars due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Balearic Health Service warned of an increase in severe depressive cases in those under the age of 18-years-old

‘Today is an important day’ – Zero COVID-19 infections detected in nursing homes across Spain’s Balearic Islands

The Balearic Government revealed that in the last 24-hours, no coronavirus infections have been detected in any of the region's nursing homes

Andalusian hospital explores health benefits of Spain’s ‘liquid gold’ against COVID-19

A HOSPITAL in the Andalucian town of Jaen is trialing a revolutionary tablet containing one of Spain's most synonymous products against the symptoms of...

Spain’s Galicia makes COVID-19 vaccine compulsory with fines of up to €60K for those who refuse it

GALICIA has announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is compulsory for all its 2.7 million inhabitants. The Xunta de Galicia published last Friday in its Official...

Spain considering administering only one vaccine dose to those who have already had COVID-19

SPAIN’S health ministry is weighing up whether or not to administer only one dose of the vaccine to those with prior COVID-19 infections. During a...

Two people in 100 are turning down chance of COVID-19 vaccine in Spain

JUST 2% of people offered a coronavirus jab have turned the chance down, according to the State Secretary for Health, Silvia Calzon. During a press...

ROLL UP: Mass COVID vaccination campaigns planned at events halls throughout the Valencia region in April

PLANS have been announced for a mass public anti-COVID vaccination campaign at Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences complex starting in April. More specifically, the...

Spain’s Marbella, Estepona and Ronda could to be given green light to reopen this weekend following weeks of perimetral...

A DOZEN municipalities in Malaga could see the restrictions on perimeter confinement lifted this weekend. The number of new coronavirus cases in Malaga province continues...

Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar see 20% rise in shares after praise of COVID drug

SHARES in Spanish pharmaceutical company PharmaMar have surged after scientists confirmed ‘potent preclinical efficacy’ of its drug Aplidin against COVID-19. The study, printed in peer-reviewed...

Bar and shopping hours to be extended in Spain’s Murcia region as COVID-19 cases drop

MURCIA will allow bars and shops to open after 8.00 pm from this Wednesday night(February 24) as new COVID-19 infections continue to fall in...

From March, 80,000 people will receive COVID-19 vaccine every week in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Director of Public Health, María Antonia Font, said for their plan to work, 'more doses of the vaccine were needed' but that they 'were on their way'

Spain’s Andalucia starts vaccinating over 80s living in the region

THE Andalucian health service (SAS) has begun vaccinating people over 80 years of age who do not live in retirement homes. The vaccination plan against...

RAISE A GLASS as bars and restaurants reopen this Wednesday in key centres across Spain’s Murcia region

19 Murcia region municipalities will be able to reopen their bar and restaurant terraces at 75% capacity from this Wednesday(February 17). As COVID-19 infection rates...

ABOUT TURN as bars and restaurants back down from Tuesday reopening threat in Spain’s Valencian Community

PLANS to illegally reopen hospitality businesses tomorrow(February 16) in parts of the Valencian Community have been scrapped. The call was made last week by the...

Spanish study finds Vitamin D ‘reduces COVID-19 deaths by 60%’

VITAMIN D reduces coronavirus deaths by 60%, a study in Spain has suggested. As parts of the country continues following lockdown measures – which includes...

Six new walk routes in Spain’s Malaga to inspire daily exercise

THE Sports Department of Malaga City Council has designed six new routes for the 'Walk around the city' programme. With these additional routes, Malaga city...

COVID in Spain: Chief medical officer warns of fourth wave

A FOURTH wave of coronavirus could soon hit Spain, experts fear.  Spain's chief medical officer, Fernando Simon, said the ‘possibility of a fourth wave does exist’...

More cycle lanes planned to link popular expat areas on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SAN FULGENCIO, in the heart of the Vega Baja, is to build dedicated cycle routes in and around the area to improve both health...

Spain plans not to give AstraZeneca vaccine to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 until six months after...

SPAIN is making changes to its vaccination strategy. Although the measure is ‘provisional’, meaning it is subject to change, the AstraZeneca vaccine will no longer...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems. In Valencia city, six refrigerated lorries...

COVID-19 restrictions set to be extended until March in Spain’s Mallorca

This morning, President Francina Armengol spoke of her intensions to keep the current restrictions in place for at least two more weeks

AT LAST: New dialysis centre for Castellon’s Vinaros to open next month

VINAROS (Castellon) will have a new dialysis centre in March. Patients with kidney trouble will be able to begin receiving treatment at the improved installations...

Spain’s Malaga has administered almost 65,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in six weeks

THE province of Malaga has administered 64,491 doses of the coronavirus vaccine since the end of December. In total, between December 27and February 7, 379,664...

Spain’s Balearic Islands records lowest number of COVID-19 infections since September

In a sign that the tough restrictions are working to lower the number of cases in the region, only 53 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours

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