Thursday, February 25, 2021

Medical staff at Valencian emergency COVID-19 field hospital complain they ‘cannot cope’ in boiling summer heat

TEMPERATURES are literally boiling in an emergency field hospital zipped up next to Alicante General Hospital to act as a coronavirus case...

Valencian government wants 75% of over-64s to get vaccinated this autumn

HEALTH bosses in the Valencian Community want 75% of people aged 64+ to get a flu jab this autumn, according to new...

16 people isolated in Spain’s Ronda in possible COVID-19 outbreak

Those isolated include 10 of the 49 residents of the old people's home and six workers.

2.6% of Costa Blanca residents exposed to coronavirus, nationwide immunity test says

JUST 2.6% of Costa Blanca residents have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to a major new study. Researchers...

Torrevieja Hospital’s private owners warn ‘longer waiting times’ will be consequence of making service public again

HOSPITAL waiting lists in Torrevieja will lengthen if local management returns to public ownership in October 2021, according to a claim from...

Orihuela Costa has ‘one ambulance’ servicing 60,000 people as councillor demands better response times

LIVES have been lost on the Orihuela Costa because of an inadequate ambulance service, according to its local town hall.

Expat ‘Superhero’ smashes target raising funds for rare genetic condition affecting 18,000 Brits and Spanish

A BRITISH expat on Spain’s Costa Blanca has tripled his target in a fundraising campaign for his rare genetic condition.

Four outbreaks of coronavirus detected across Balearic Islands as Spain reopens to tourists

The Ministry of Health has confirmed four separate outbreaks on the popular holiday islands of Formentera, Ibiza and Mallorca

1,000 young and unemployed Valencians given summer ‘beach assistants’ jobs as part of government project

TEAMS of ‘beach assistants’ started work yesterday (July 1) across the Costa Blanca as part of a regional government project to mitigate...

Smoking can help transmit coronavirus according to Spain’s Health Ministry

SPAIN’S Health Ministry has advised against smoking cigarettes as they allegedly help transmit coronavirus.

Thermal cameras at Alicante-Elche airport could flag up passengers for ‘drinking coffee’, says Spanish ultrasound expert

AN ultrasound expert has warned that thermal image cameras in airports are ‘no guarantee’ of spotting COVID-19 infections, especially if high temperatures...

Red Cross COVID-19 outbreak in Spain’s Malaga is ‘stabilised’, says Junta

The testing is expected to be completed shortly and the outbreak to be classified as ‘controlled.’

BREAKING: Number of coronavirus infections in Spain rises for second consecutive day

THE number of coronavirus infections in Spain during the last 24 hours has risen for the second consecutive day.

Gang of British retirees on Spain’s Costa del Sol arrested for selling fake drugs meant to help with erectile...

A GANG of British and American retirees has been arrested on the Costa del Sol for trafficking fake drugs that were meant to help with erectile dysfunction.

Coronavirus vaccine may be available in Spain within next year

A CORONAVIRUS vaccine may be available to the general public in Spain within the next year.

BREAKING: Number of coronavirus related deaths in Spain triples since yesterday

THE number of coronavirus related deaths in Spain has tripled in the last 24 hours.

Marina Alta region of Spain’s Alicante celebrates one month without new COVID-19 infections

THE Marina Alta region of Spain’s Costa Blanca has been free of new coronavirus cases for one whole month, according to figures...

Care home sector slams Valencian government for ‘taking away’ health workers to shift at hospitals during the COVID-19...

VALENCIA’S care home sector has slammed its regional government for stripping them of health workers from at the height of the coronavirus...

Valencian region looks at reducing table distances to 1.5m in bid to boost hospitality economy on Spain’s Costa Blanca

DISTANCES between tables in bars, restaurants, and outside terraces could be reduced to just 1.5m in the Valencian Community in a bid...

More than 100 new COVID-19 cases linked to latest outbreak in Spain’s Malaga

In addition to these two outbreaks in Malaga, there are another eight further outbreaks in Andalucia.

‘Family party’ in Spain’s Valencian Community leads to largest cluster of new infections since end of state of alarm

A FAMILY party has led to 16 new COVID-19 infections in the Valencian Community. The family gathering was held...

Valencian Community reveals it has ‘6,000 hospital beds’ on standby due to concerns of COVID-19 outbreaks from tourism

VALENCIA’S health ministry has revealed it has 6,000 hospital beds on standby should tourism create a new spike in coronavirus cases.

Spanish government launches first phase of coronavirus track and trace application

THE Spanish government has launched the first phase of its coronavirus track and trace application.

Spain may bring back ‘targeted’ lockdowns to battle fresh coronavirus outbreaks

Murcia is the region most considering opting for ‘surgical’ confinement after struggling to contain an imported outbreak

Asturias becomes Spain’s first coronavirus free region

ASTURIAS has become Spain’s first coronavirus free region, going two weeks without registering a new positive case.

Spain reports 118 COVID-19 cases and two deaths in 24 hours as Malaga sees new outbreak

SPAIN has registered 118 new COVID-19 cases and two coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the...

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