Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Spain’s Christmas party warning after 68 Malaga medics catch COVID-19 at super-spreader seasonal lunch

A GROUP of 68 medical staff working at an intensive care unit in Malaga have all tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Christmas...

Spain’s Malaga registers highest number of COVID-19 infections since August

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families has notified this Monday, December 6, a total of 442 positives detected by PDIA (PCR and rapid...

Vaccinations increase as COVID-19 passport starts operating in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VACCINATION rates have risen in the Valencian Community after the start-date for the COVID passport was announced by the regional government in late November....

Managers claim a third more staff are already in place as they plead for calm at blighted hospital on...

TORREVIEJA Hospital has sent out a message of ‘calm’ amidst chaotic scenes following a change in management. The newly-appointed administration claims that extra new specialists...

Doctor in Spain reunited with the baby he helped save 24 years ago — now she’s a nurse at...

FATE came knocking when Dr Felix Castillo was reunited with a very special patient after over two decades.  On December 4, 1997, a little girl...

Health chiefs say a new COVID-19 wave is hitting Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Valencian Community is at the start of a sixth wave of the COVID pandemic according to a regional health ministry report. Rising COVID cases...

Spain reports its first Omicron COVID-19 case caused by community transmission

THE first COVID-19 Omicron infection in Spain involving somebody who has not returned from a foreign trip has been confirmed in Madrid. A man, 62,...

Spanish woman seeking €3million damages after being raised by wrong family ‘welcomed’ by biological parents 

THE biological parents of a woman swapped at birth in a hospital in northern Spain 19 years ago have told their daughter they will...

COVID health pass will be required for night out in Spain’s Balearic Islands

COVID passports will come into use from Saturday in the Balearics after the High Court gave them the green light.  Most hospitality and nightlife businesses...

Overstretched doctor calls police due to packed-out emergency area at Torrevieja Hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Torrevieja Hospital want their boss to resign after patients faced massive waits for emergency room treatment. The situation got so bad on Tuesday...

EXPLAINER: Where you will need to show the COVID passport in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE EU COVID-19 certificate will be needed to access certain indoor areas in the Valencian Community from this Friday night. The compulsory measure starts at...

Cuddly Canine in pet therapy program helps reduce stress in children having blood drawn in Spain’s Granada

AT the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada therapy dog Niebla has an important mission, to bring smiles and comfort to children in...

First case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Spain

SPANISH health authorities have confirmed that the first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Spain. The variant was detected...

No COVID passports yet for Murcia region of Spain as five areas slash indoor bar and restaurant limits

FIVE areas in the Murcia region will cut indoor hospitality capacity this week due to rising COVID infections, but there are no imminent plans...

Health Tips: How Can Getting Enough Sleep Make You More Productive

Sleep is an important part of people's lives, and it is often one of the first things to do when people get busy. But...

Bars and restaurants demand COVID passports to avoid new restrictions in Murcia area of Spain

THE Murcia hospitality and tourism association, HoyTu, says COVID passports should be introduced 'in all public life' to stop new restrictions on bar, restaurant,...

Vox voting young men: Survey reveals the profile of Spain’s anti-vaxxers

SPAIN has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe at close to 90% of its population over the age of 12 but who...

Doctor battling terminal disease opens up free centre for cancer patients in Spain’s Granada

A GRANADA doctor who is battling terminal cancer is urging fellow sufferers not to fear the disease and put their faith in science.  Jesus Candel...

Spain raises ‘high risk’ threshold in overhaul of Covid traffic light system as cases rise

Spain’s Health Ministry has reached an agreement with regional authorities to raise the thresholds to determine low, medium and high risk infection rates in...

COVID-19 certificate downloads soar before mandatory passports for indoor venues arrive in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

DOWNLOADS of COVID-19 certificates have doubled in a week in the Valencian Community ahead of an imminent start of COVID passport rules to access...

New restrictions may return to bars and restaurants in areas of Spain with high COVID-19 rates and rising hospital...

PLANS to restrict hospitality and nightlife businesses under certain circumstances are to be discussed this Tuesday afternoon by Spain's Public Health Commission. The body includes...

Inspectors find high number of bars and clubs breaking COVID health rules in Murcia area of Spain

SURPRISE visits to Murcia hospitality businesses last weekend discovered that 85% of them were breaking COVID health guidelines. The region's Health Ministry is using a...

Judges veto COVID-19 passport plans for nightlife and restaurants in Basque Country of Spain

PLANS to use COVID-19 passports in Basque Country nightlife businesses and larger restaurants have been squashed by the region's Supreme Court. The judges, on two-one...

EXPLAINER: What we know about plans for COVID-19 passports for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

USING an EU COVID-19 certificate to enter some businesses will start within the next fortnight in the Valencian Community. Speaking this Monday, Valencian president, Ximo...

Spanish study finds that exposure to high pollution levels increases COVID-19 risk

PEOPLE with extended exposure to raised pollution levels may be at greater risk of catching COVID-19. Exposure to high levels of air pollution is associated...

Manhunt for COVID-infected Dutch tourists who left self-isolation hotel in Spain to possibly return home

POLICE are trying to stop a group of coronavirus-infected Dutch tourists from leaving Spain after they stopped self-isolating in the Extremadura region. They were staying...

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