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European Union abolishes compulsory Covid-19 mask-wearing on planes BUT countries like Spain have ‘wiggle-room’ to continue

TWO European Union agencies have announced that mandatory mask wearing on planes and at airports will end on May 16. The EU Aviation Safety Agency...

Madrid’s doctors begin ‘indefinite strike’ over temporary work contracts

MORE than 11,000 doctors across Madrid’s hospitals have been called to an indefinite strike over temporary work contracts that began on Tuesday morning. A minimum...

Spain launches nationwide suicide prevention hotline as mental health worries surge

SPAIN’S Health Ministry has launched a nationwide suicide prevention line offering free, anonymous and confidential help to those in the depths of despair. The dedicated...

Spain’s Asturias region gets very rare Covid-19 variant that has only been detected in South Africa

SCIENTISTS at the Asturias Central University Hospital have identified several Covid-19 cases with a new variant that is largely local to the region, One case...

Spain’s hospital operation waiting lists are longest in 18 years

SPAIN'S operation waiting lists in public hospitals have reached their highest level since 2003. Health Ministry figures going up to the end of 2021 show...

Is this the end for Spain’s traditional ‘Menu Del Dia’?

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that bars and restaurants will be forced to exclude alcoholic drinks from their traditional 'Menu del Dia'. The...

Superfood: Study finds big Spanish export the avocado is good for your heart

ONE of Spain's biggest exports, the avocado, is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease.  A study involving more than 110,000 participants found that...

EXPLAINER: These are the places you still need to wear a face mask in Spain

THE withdrawal of the obligatory use of face masks indoors begins on Wednesday, April 20, 700 days after it was made compulsory. That said,...

Fully vaccinated healthcare worker in Spain caught Covid twice within three weeks setting new record for reinfection

A 31-year-old woman in Spain set a record with the shortest known gap between infections when she caught Covid twice 20 days apart. Although it...

Puzzling outbreak of liver disease in kids also spreads to Spain

THREE children in Spain have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Aged between two and seven from Madrid, Aragon and Castilla-La Mancha, all...

Mask free: Are people still wearing face masks in supermarkets in Spain?

SPAIN finally lifted the compulsory use of face masks in all indoor spaces on April 20, 700 days after the rule was brought in...

Pilot scheme designed to improve quality of life for elderly launched in Spain’s Valencia

A PILOT scheme aimed at offering specialist support to improve the quality of life for the elderly has been launched across the city of...

Spain’s Cabinet approves end of indoor mask wearing this Wednesday but with key exceptions

INDOOR mask wearing will end in Spain this Wednesday but with some key exceptions. The decision, which had been announced earlier this month, was formally...

Spain makes it a crime for pro-lifers to harrass women outside abortion clinics

A new law came into force on Thursday which stops women going for an abortion being harassed by demonstrators outside clinics in Spain. The measure...

Easter Covid update: How to stay safe during Semana Santa festivities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families of Andalucia has published a list of health recommendations and mask use for a safe Easter Week...

Malaga nurse discovers mosquito in Moderna vaccine and forces recall of 765K doses across Spain and beyond

A MOSQUITO was discovered floating within a vial containing the Moderna vaccine forcing 760,000 doses to be recalled. A nurse from Malaga discovered the offending...

Fresh bill of health for Benidorm as big tender gets advertised on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A €4.6 million construction tender has been advertised for Benidorm's new Rincon de Loix health centre. The new facility will replace the current two-floor clinic...

Sun, nature and healing: What makes Spain one of the top 10 retirement choices

WE are convinced that Spain is the most popular country for Europeans seeking a home overseas. Beaches, mountains, fabulous cities, colourful festivals, culture and...

Court dismisses corruption charges against Covid-19 queue-jumping Costa Blanca mayoral couple in Spain

A Denia judge has junked bribery and corruption charges against a Costa Blanca mayoral couple who got an early Covid-19 vaccination in January 2021. Els...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

First worldwide case of Covid in wild otter detected on Spain’s Costa Blanca

RESEARCHERS in Valencia have detected what is believed to be the first case of Covid-19 in a wild river otter which was discovered dead...

April 20: Spain to ditch compulsory indoor face mask wearing after Easter

SPAIN has announced when it will lift a requirement to wear face masks in indoor settings except when on public transports on inside hospitals...

Rivitalise your body with Oxygen therapy at OxygenSpa, Marbella

OXTGENSPA is a revolutionary new way to help you feel healthy, rejuvenated, and revitalised.  Regular use of OxygenSpa has a host of scientifically proven effects,...

Over 50% of people in Spain have been jabbed with a Covid-19 booster shot

OVER half of Spain's eligible population has now received a Covid-19 vaccine booster. Health Ministry figures on Friday show that 24.5 million third shots have...

Spain poised to raise price of cigarettes and ban smoking on terrazas and in cars

SPAIN’S Ministry of Health is considering plans to raise the price of tobacco and ban smoking on terraces and inside cars as part of...

Spain’s Andalucia reluctant to do away with face mask rule in indoor public spaces

RULES around face coverings are easing across Spain, but they are still required in some settings, specifically indoor public spaces. Following recent debates between the...

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