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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...

The Junta to propose voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s

THE Junta is calling for voluntary vaccination with AstraZeneca for the under-60s. Following Spain’s vaccine strategy U-turn on AstraZeneca use last week, the Regional Health...

Think before you post: Why Iron Mike Tyson has a point when it come to social media

I DON’T advocate violence in any form but Mike Tyson has a point when he said ‘social media made you all way too comfortable...

A Helping Hand: a UK career, based in Spain

THE pandemic and the resulting recession has meant that getting work for expats in Spain is nowhere near as straight-forward as it used to...

2,000 octogenarians vaccinated at one site on Friday and 200,000 more jabs promised next week in Spain’s Valencia Region

MORE THAN 2,000 octogenarian citizens of Torrevieja were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, with regional authorities promising 213,000 more jabs through Valencia this coming...

New heart and a new baby: Spaniard gets life-saving transplant call as wife gives birth

ANTONIO Salvador had been waiting years to be told by doctors that a match had been found and he could undergo a desperately needed...

MIRROR MIRROR: Coronavirus pandemic causes surge in eating disorders among teenagers

Psychologists insist on the importance of a correct education to help prevent the appearance of these conditions among kids and teenagers

EXPLAINED: Approved new measures for celebrating Weddings and First Holy Communions in Spain’s Andalucia

CELEBRATING life's milestones is important and with a little planning and positive thinking, gathering with our friends and families for weddings and First Holy...

Andalucia could source its own vaccine supplies to combat rollout delays

THE south of Spain will consider sourcing its own vaccines if supplies from the central government don’t improve, said the head of the Junta...

EXPLAINED: What expats need to do to get Covid-19 vaccine in Spain

SINCE first embarking on its vaccination programme last December Spanish authorities have always been very clear that jabs will be available to everyone living...

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