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Easter Covid update: How to stay safe during Semana Santa festivities in Spain’s Andalucia

THE Regional Ministry of Health and Families of Andalucia has published a list of health recommendations and mask use for a safe Easter Week...

Fresh bill of health for Benidorm as big tender gets advertised on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A €4.6 million construction tender has been advertised for Benidorm's new Rincon de Loix health centre. The new facility will replace the current two-floor clinic...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Over 50% of people in Spain have been jabbed with a Covid-19 booster shot

OVER half of Spain's eligible population has now received a Covid-19 vaccine booster. Health Ministry figures on Friday show that 24.5 million third shots have...

Spain poised to raise price of cigarettes and ban smoking on terrazas and in cars

SPAIN’S Ministry of Health is considering plans to raise the price of tobacco and ban smoking on terraces and inside cars as part of...

Spain’s Hipra booster vaccine against Covid-19 could be ready by summer

A Covid-19 booster vaccine made by a Spanish pharmaceutical firm has moved a step closer to being approved and could be on the market...

Spain will discuss changes to indoor mask wearing rules at top-level health meeting in early April

THE one main remaining Covid-19 restriction of indoor mask-wearing is likely to be discussed next week at a national level. The next Interterritorial Council meeting,...

Covid-19 restrictions to end in Spain’s Costa Blanca except for indoor masks and smoking ban on outside terraces

NEARLY all Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been removed in the Valencian Community, some two years after the coronavirus struck. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced on...

Doctors worry over ending indoor mask wearing too soon as Covid-19 cases rise in Spain

AN end to compulsory indoor mask-wearing may not happen yet in Spain as Covid-19 infections start to rise again. Despite optimism from Prime Minister, Pedro...

FOCUS: Mental health and the state of the nation in Spain

Is Spain doing enough to deal with a rising problem exacerbated by the pandemic and now the anxiety caused by war? Jo Chipchase takes a look.

Brit boyband star Tom Parker celebrates ending ‘revolutionary treatment’ in Spain amid incurable brain tumour battle

BRITISH boyband star Tom Parker has returned to the stage after seeking ‘revolutionary treatment' in Spain amid his battle with incurable brain cancer.  The Wanted...

All COVID-19 restrictions—bar masks indoors—lifted in Spain’s Malaga

AFTER more than two years of pandemic—which has seen home confinement, state of alarm, perimeter closures and closures of non-essential activity—all the limitations due...

Top optician warns of ‘permanent damage’ to eyes following three dangerous trends on social media

SOCIAL media users taking part in viral TikTok challenges are putting themselves at risk of blindness, an expert has warned.  Dr Nigel Best, an optometrist...

Daily Covid-19 infection updates scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new sign of post-pandemic normality has been announced by the Valencian government with daily Covid-19 infection updates abolished. Figures on infections, deaths, and hospital...

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...

Spanish researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough

SPANISH researchers have discovered a protein that protects the brain from Alzheimer's disease.  The discovery was made by a team of researchers from the Spanish...

The eye condition affecting 80 million people worldwide and how you can prevent it

IT MAY surprise readers that glaucoma is one of the biggest causes of blindness in the world, affecting some 80 million people worldwide. Worryingly, many...

Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000 mark in Spain

SPAIN has passed 100,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic two years ago. Health ministry figures on Wednesday recorded an additional...

Spain’s Andalucia aims to ditch face mask rule in schools after Easter Week

NORMALITY in Andalucian schools is getting closer with the Junta proposing to drop the mask mandates after the Easter holidays. The Regional Minister for Health...

Racist drunk threatens to kill female hospital doctor in Spain’s Valencia

A drunk man threatened to kill a doctor in a Valencia hospital emergency department and uttered racist insults against her. The 34-year-old man was suffering...

Over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of pandemic in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE coronavirus pandemic death toll has gone over the 9,000 mark in the Valencian Community. Thursday's Health Ministry figures reported an additional 15 deaths taking...

Masks in schools in Spain’s Andalucia no longer be mandatory once ‘80% of children have been vaccinated’

ANDALUCIAN schools will be able to ease up on their mask policies once "80% of children have been vaccinated" the Deputy Regional Minister of...

COVID-19 emergency field hospital gets taken down in Spain’s Valencia

WORK has started to take down a COVID-19 emergency field hospital erected next to Valencia's La Fe hospital. It was put up in the early...

COVID-19 passports scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain except for nursing homes

COVID passports will be scrapped in the Valencian Community from Tuesday except for visits to nursing homes. The measure was introduced on December 4 for...

Benidorm seeks to sweep up dog dirt to improve image of Spain’s top Costa Blanca resort

BENIDORM is looking to fine more dog owners who don't pick up their pet's mess from streets and pavements. Police are focusing on city areas...

Spain’s wine trade breathes easy after European Parliament backtracks over ‘cancer warning’ labels

SPAIN'S wine industry has applauded a U-turn from European politicians who ditched proposals to slap 'cancer warning' labels on wine bottles. The European Parliament(EP) rolled...

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