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Experts advising Spain’s Health Ministry are finally ready to scrap face masks on public transport 

THE GROUP of experts advising the Spanish Health Ministry has agreed that the time has finally come for face coverings to no longer be...

Mask appeal to reduce hospital admissions in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

VALENCIAN Health Minister, Miguel Minguez, wants people to wear masks in certain situations to reduce hospital admissions at a traditionally busy time of the...

New specialist diabetes care units to open across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

EIGHT specialist diabetic day care units will be set up across the Valencian Community in 2023. The first will open in February and will be...

Spain’s government changes inaccurate mask wearing announcement for air travel

CONFUSION reigned in Spain on Thursday after Transport Minister, Raquel Sanchez, said that mask wearing was ending for air travel- only for the government...

Spain’s new Covid vaccine gets massive EU order despite no official approval to use it

THE European Commission has agreed to buy 250 million doses of Spain's Hipra Covid-19 vaccine despite the European Medicines Agency(EMA) yet to formally approve...

Spain’s newly-developed Covid vaccine, Hipra, claims good protection against Omicron variants

SPAIN'S new Covid-19 vaccine made by Girona-based pharmaceutical company Hipra is producing a good antibody response to the current range of Omicron variants that...

Everybody in Spain can get a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose this autumn

A new round of Covid-19 booster jabs will be available to everybody in Spain from this autumn, Health Minister, Carolina Darias, made the announcement on...

Doctors from across Spain’s Costa Blanca to prop up Torrevieja Hospital staff numbers this summer

DOCTORS from Alicante Province hospitals will be drafted in to boost staffing at Torrevieja Hospital during the summer holiday season. Valencia's new Health Minister, Miguel...

Spain postpones decision on ending compulsory indoor mask wearing as Covid-19 infections tumble

NO decision was made on Thursday over when indoor mask-wearing rules will be relaxed in Spain. Last weekend, Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, speculated that mandatory...

Spain’s Health Minister urges ‘caution’ as latest COVID-19 wave appears to have peaked

SPAIN'S Health Minister, Carolina Darias, has urged 'caution' as the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is showing signs of subsiding. COVID cases currently...

Big response to COVID-19 vaccine shots for children aged 9 to 11 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

70% of children aged between 9 and 11 years have already received their first COVID vaccination in the Valencian Community. The Pfizer doses were administered...

Spain confirms 40 Omicron variant COVID-19 cases so far

40 cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in Spain, according to Health Minister, Carolina Darias. Speaking in Congress this Thursday, she said...

Quick COVID-19 passport U-turn over legal fears in Murcia area of Spain

THE Murcia government has done a fast flip-flop over its COVID passport plans by reversing a decision to use it for hospitality venues. On Tuesday,...

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...

Hospitality groups told that customers will need COVID passports to go indoors in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

A COVID-19 passport will be mandatory to enter bars, restaurants and nightlife businesses in the Valencian Community. Hospitality sector representatives from the region's three provinces...

New health campaign launched as COVID-19 cases rise in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new campaign emphasising COVID-19 health safety rules has been announced in the Valencian Community. Coronavirus virus infection rates have gone up recently though hospital...

‘Fake news’ ignites new social media push from Costa Blanca and Valencia area health bosses in Spain

VALENCIA'S health region has opened up new social media accounts to fight 'fake news'. It wants to increase the number of people that access important...

Appointment-free COVID-19 vaccinations starting next week in Costa Blanca area of Spain

MASS vaccination centres in the Valencian Community will offer 'drop-in' COVID-19 inoculations from next Tuesday(September 7). Valencian Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, announced the news today...

Lower infections and hospital admissions but ‘nothing decided’ over September COVID-19 restrictions in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will wait until the last minute before deciding on COVID-19 restrictions to replace current measures which end on September 6. Health Minister,...

Spain rejects using EU COVID-19 travel passport for entry into bars and clubs

SPAIN'S Health Minister, Carolina Darias, has rejected using the EU COVID-19 certificate nationally to allow people into indoor hospitality and leisure venues. The government says...

Health minister says vaccines are ‘slowing down’ the spread of new COVID-19 infections in Spain

SPAIN'S Health Minister, Carolina Darias, says the rate of new COVID-19 cases is slowing down thanks to the country's vaccination programme. In an interview today(July...

LESS MEAT, MORE LIFE: Spanish minister’s campaign to eat less meat receives a mixed response

HEALTH minister Alberto Garzon has launched a campaign encouraging Spaniards to eat less meat, after research revealed Spain chomps its way through more meat...

Bars and restaurants can increase indoor capacity to 75% this week in Murcia region of Spain

INDOOR capacity of bars and restaurants in the Murcia region will rise to 75% from this Wednesday(June 30). Health Minister, Juan Jose Pedreño, announced the...

All children in Spain aged 12 to 17 years could be vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the new school...

SPAIN'S Health Minister, Carolina Darias, wants all children between 12 and 17 to be vaccinated before the start of September's new school year. Speaking today(June...

San Juan beach celebrations cancelled again by COVID-19 in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

TRADITIONAL San Juan festival beach parties will be strictly prohibited in the Valencian Community later this month. Regional Health Minister, Ana Barcelo, said: “If we...

Spain’s Health Minister hints at ‘all options’ to reduce COVID-19 cases as State of Alarm extension isn’t totally ruled...

THE Spanish government has not yet fully closed the door on extending the current State of Alarm that is scheduled to finish on May...

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