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Health Minister Salvador Illa has described the latest ...

Laura | March 31, 2020 close
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Health Minister Salvador Illa has described the latest coronavirus figures which show a slight decrease in day-on-day deaths as “a ray of hope.” Another 6,400 cases were confirmed, the lowest increase in new cases for a week. The total of deaths reached 7,340 after 812 new fatalities The total number […]

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Despite a continuing increase in deaths from coronavirus here, ...

Laura | March 30, 2020 close
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Despite a continuing increase in deaths from coronavirus here, the Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, says the daily number of new cases has been falling for several days. Down 9% is the latest figure but there could be a delay in reporting because of the weekend. 20% of patients have now […]

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The country is reaching the peak that we have been so worried ...

Laura | March 29, 2020 close
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The country is reaching the peak that we have been so worried about, in some parts they may even be moving past it, but we need to be cautious,” the words from the Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, who added that the real battle now is in the overburdened intensive care […]

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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón says the country may be ...

Laura | March 28, 2020 close
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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón says the country may be “approaching the long-awaited peak” in coronavirus infections, as the number of cases has risen by a smaller percentage in the past 15 days. Simón said “We have to prudent with these figures, but they are promising and give us some […]

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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, says “12.5% of ...

Laura | March 27, 2020 close
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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, says “12.5% of patients have recovered from coronavirus here so far. This figure is rising every day but unfortunately we still have a larger number of deaths, the majority, 67%, are aged above 80 years old.” Simón said “We have gone from an increase of […]

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A message to all our listeners

Laura | March 27, 2020 close
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Dear Listener – These are the worst of times.  In the current year no one will avoid being affected either directly or indirectly by the virus and so whilst having record breaking audiences would normally be cause for great celebration, we recognise that this is largely due to the need […]

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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, says that “the daily ...

Laura | March 26, 2020 close
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The Health Ministry’s Fernando Simón, says that “the daily rise in fatalities from coronavirus here has stabilised, meaning we are probably not far from the peak” of infections. The health expert warned, however, that Spain’s healthcare system would continue to feel the strain long after the peak is reached given […]

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Coronavirus update from the British Embassy

Laura | March 25, 2020 close
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The Spanish authorities have published a list of hotels and short-stay accommodation that will remain open during the state of emergency. You can find the list at the end of this document: https://www.boe.es/…/di…/2020/03/25/pdfs/BOE-A-2020-4027.pdf. Whilst these are mainly intended for workers, they will also be available for tourists who have been unable […]

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The Spanish government is calling on parliament today to extend ...

Laura | March 25, 2020 close
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The Spanish government is calling on parliament today to extend the state of alarm. The request is to add 15 more days without proposing any further restrictions on those already in the decree passed on March 14. Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, said no new restrictions are needed as the […]

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The latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry put the ...

Laura | March 24, 2020 close
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The latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry put the number of coronavirus infections in Spain at 33,089, with 2,355 patients in intensive care and 2,182 dead. The number of fatalities rose by 462, a spike of 26.8%, making Monday the deadliest day since the coronavirus epidemic broke out here. […]

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The action we are taking to continue to provide you with a ...

Laura | March 23, 2020 close
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As can be expected we are all keeping a very close eye on the news and the impact that the Covid 19 Virus is having on us here and globally. As a result of this Blacktower, as a Company, have decided to fully implement its Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Every […]

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Market volatility and coronavirus

Laura | March 23, 2020 close
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Increasing fears about the coronavirus Covid-19 and its impact on the global economy is having a significant impact on the markets, making this an uncomfortable time for investors. Here we explore some of the implications of such a volatile environment. The current climate With the spread of the virus now […]