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DIFFICULT TIMES: Depression and anxiety at all time high across Spain’s Malaga thanks to COVID-19

NO one can honestly downplay the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the social landscape across Spain. And almost all can agree the past...

Spain’s Public Health Commission rejects proposal to delay second vaccine doses

SPAIN rejects decision to delay second COVID-19 vaccine shots, initially proposed with the aim to speed up campaign. The Public Health Commission has agreed this...

Spain’s Andalucia postpones this week’s COVID-19 committee of experts meeting

THE Junta has delayed this week's meeting of the Advisory Council on High Impact Public Health Alerts (the so-called committee of experts). According to Jesus...

Spain won’t be back to normal before December as expert warns vaccination delays make summer target ‘difficult’

The president of the Spanish Society of Immunology has blasted the government’s promise to have the country vaccinated by the end of the summer,...

FAT FIGHTERS: EU enforces limit on artificial trans fats in food products

Fried fast food is the most infamous culprit, although artificial trans fats can also be found in certain types of margarines and vegetable oils, bakery products and frozen pizzas, among others.

EXPLAINED: How Spain hopes to achieve vaccine goal of 70% of population by end of August

SPAIN is looking to introduce an eight week gap between the two injections of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines based on 'better efficacy'...

ON THE FRONT LINE: Valencia hospital trials white blood cell treatment to combat COVID infection

They are said to target infected cells, preventing them from multiplying and thus stopping the virus from spreading through the body.

Unofficial ‘Covid Passport’ to be given out with vaccines this week throughout Spain’s Valencia region

VACCINATION CARDS are to be given out with Covid jabs in the Valencian Community from this week. As a new mass immunization programme begins tomorrow,...

‘JABS AWAY’ as Spain gets ready to welcome a record delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

SPAIN is expected to get a record weekly delivery of COVID-19 vaccines next week amounting to nearly two million doses. It only received 139,000 AstraZeneca...

READ THE LABEL: Spanish Health authorities warn against the use of facemasks containing graphene

Their request has been echoed by the national Ministry of Health, who has advised not to use surgical masks with graphene or graphene biomass.

98 Municipal borders to close in Spain’s Andalucia, with 33 localities to close all non-essential activities

THE Junta has ordered the perimetral lockdown of 98 municipalities in Andalucia, with 33 localities to close off all non-essential activities. As the fourth COVID-19...

Costa Blanca and Mallorca’s bar and restaurant terrace smoking ban could be extended to all of Spain

SPAIN'S Health Ministry wants to ban smoking from all bar and restaurant terraces across the whole of the country. Six regions including the Costa Blanca...

Phoenix Programmes: helping people in Spain who are struggling in the pandemic

SINCE the start of the pandemic last March there has been a sharp rise in the number of people turning to alcohol and drugs...

Border closures may not be over in COVID-19 fight after Spain’s State of Alarm ends next month

SPAIN'S 17 regions will still have the ability to close their borders after the country's second State of Alarm ends on May 9. Deputy Prime...

Spain’s Antequera Hospital to test Pfizer vaccine on children and pregnant women

ANTEQUERA hospital has been selected to test Pfizer in children and pregnant women. The Antequera Hospital is one of the five centres selected at national...

LISTED: 94 municipalities in Spain’s Andalucia in red zone for possible border lockdowns or closure of all non-essential activities

ALMOST one hundred municipal towns in Andalucia face possible restrictions on non-essential activities or mobility due to their COVID-19 infection rates. According to the latest...

Pedro Sanchez says Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine delay will not derail 70% of Spain being jabbed by late...

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, told Congress today(April 14) that delays to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will not hinder his target to...

Experts in Spain’s Malaga warn of intense spring for hay fever sufferers

HAY FEVER sufferers in Malaga are set to suffer an intense pollen season this year, experts say. Despite the use of masks, experts have warned...

PENCIL IT IN: Spain publishes COVID vaccination calendar for each age group

All residents who are registered with the public Health service should be clearly notified with a date, time and place to receive their jab.

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...

30-year-old teacher in Spain dies of blood clot within days of receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

THE Toledo University Hospital Complex has reported this Monday night the death of a patient due to an alleged adverse reaction caused by the...

Animal testing lab in Spain closed amid allegations of “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”

MADRID authorities have suspended activities at a scientific research facility in Spain after activists exposed animal testing involving “gratuitous cruelty and abuse”. The regional government...

COVID-19 in Spain: Minister of Health warns Andalucia is at ‘high risk’ as coronavirus numbers rise

CASES of coronavirus in Andalucia are continuing to soar with Junta de Andalucía's Minister of Health, Jesús Aguirre warning that the region is at...

Life expectancy in Spain falls by 1.6 years as country suffers biggest drop in Europe

LIFE expectancy in Spain fell by a year and a half in the last 12 months, according to new data.  EU statistical agency Eurostat found...

SHOT IN THE ARM as Moderna vaccine ingredients will be made in Spain’s Andalucia for export

A Spanish pharmaceutical firm will become only the second European company to make the ingredients for Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. Rovi will join Swiss firm Lonza...

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