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Valencian Community to close municipal borders of COVID-hit ...

Bay Radio News | November 5, 2020 close
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The Valencian Community is likely to close certain municipal borders and impose further rules on socialising. This Friday, new restrictions are expected to be imposed. The municipalities with the highest rates of infection are the most likely to face these new measures. On Friday a meeting will be held with […]

Spanish News

CLOSURE: Castilla y Leon shut bars, restaurants, shops and gyms

Bay Radio News | November 3, 2020 close
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The Present of Castilla y Leon made the announcement this morning a 15 day closure of bars, restaurants, gyms and shopping centres will begin on Friday. Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the President of the autonomous region has announced new measures to curb the COVID 19 infection rate. As of Friday at […]

Culture & Travel

Restaurants lend artists a wall in Denia

Bay Radio News | October 30, 2020 close
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With nowhere to hang their work, two Irish artists have sparked a symbiotic plan to boost Denia’s COVID-19-restricted economy. “Everything in here is for sale,” says Marisela, who runs an American smokehouse-cum-antique shop in Denia’s ‘tapas alley’, Carrer de Loreto. Her California-rooted philosophy mean even elderly Spanish neighbours get a […]

COVID-19

Elche hospital breaches 115% of UCI capacity

Bay Radio News | October 30, 2020 close
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The Valencian Community has closed territorial borders and announced extra restrictions in 31 municipalities from today. Elche’s Hospital del Vinalopó is at the centre of the Valencian Community’s second wave of COVID-19 infections. Hospital data shows its Intensive Care Unit (UCI) was at 115% of its capacity for critical coronavirus […]

COVID-19

Northern Spain blamed for COVID-19 mutation behind ...

Bay Radio News | October 30, 2020 close
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A Spanish-Swiss study has suggested a COVID-19 mutation that occurred among seasonal workers in northern Spain in June could be behind 40-90% of Europe’s second wave infections. Spain could be the origin of Europe’s second wave of COVID-19 this winter after researchers traced a significant mutation back to the Iberian […]

COVID-19

400 rescue dogs trained to detect COVID-19 in Cataluña

Bay Radio News | October 30, 2020 close
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Cataluña’s Mossos d’Esquadra police force are training 400 abandoned dogs to detect COVID-19 in humans. Spain is the latest country to use sniffer dogs to detect coronavirus in passengers at international airports. Dogs are already working at airports in Chile, Finland, Dubai, France, Germany and UK – results from Helsinki’s […]

COVID-19

11 travel exemptions to Valencian Community border closure

Bay Radio News | October 30, 2020 close
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The decree announcing a frontier closure has been published today in the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat Valenciana (DOGV) – official document here. At 12pm midday today (Friday) the Valencian Community will close its territorial borders with Cataluña, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha and Murcia. The border closure will be in place […]

COVID-19

Puig announces the closure of Valencian Community borders

Bay Radio News | October 29, 2020 close
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On Friday at midday the Valencian Community will close its borders for seven days – 31 municipalities get extra restrictions. The president of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig, has announced the closure of territorial borders in a TV briefing this evening. Residents may still move anywhere within the autonomous community, […]

Spanish News

Guardia Civil warn Moraira businesses of ‘rise’ in ...

Bay Radio News | October 29, 2020 close
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Guardia Civil have this week held a meeting with heads of bars and restaurants in Teulada-Moraira to warn of a spate of burglaries. A number of hospitality businesses in Moraira have been hit by burglaries in recent weeks, according to local news portal Teulada Moraira Digital. Burglars have broken windows […]

COVID-19

Alicante threatens ‘serious’ fines for Halloween ...

Bay Radio News | October 29, 2020 close
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Alicante has announced a special COVID-19 unit of 100 agents will patrol the ‘rule of six’ and curfews this bank holiday weekend. The harsh measures implemented in Spain’s Valencian Community have put an end to any hope of traditional Halloween parties this long weekend. The provinces of Alicante, Valencia and […]

COVID-19

Congress votes to keep ‘state of alarm’ until May ...

Bay Radio News | October 29, 2020 close
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Spain’s Congress of Deputies voted 194 v 53 in favour of a state of alarm until May 2021, with 99 abstentions. Spain’s second state of alarm – published in the BOE last Sunday – will remain until at least May next year. Unlike the previous state of alarm (14th March […]

COVID-19

Andalucía, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León ...

Bay Radio News | October 28, 2020 close
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*UPDATE: Cataluña has also announced border closure for the next 15 days. Ten autonomous communities in Spain have now closed their frontiers to tackle rising COVID-19 cases. Four of Spain’s 17 regions will soon close territorial borders following the entrance of Spain’s second state of alarm last Sunday. The border […]