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Covid: Madrid accelerates second AstraZeneca shot

Jack Troughton | June 11, 2021 close
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Rise in ‘Delta’ variant means policy change HEALTH chiefs in Madrid are bringing forward a second vaccine dose for the 60 to 69 age group in a bid to control the rise of the ‘Delta’ strain first identified in India. The regional government said there was already transmission of the […]

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Search for missing children finds body

Jack Troughton | June 11, 2021 close
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Tragic turn in kidnap story SEARCH teams combing the seabed off Tenerife have located the body of one of two sisters kidnapped by their father Tomás Gimeno – the girls missing since April 27. The body of six-year-old Olivia Gimeno Zimmermann was found in a sports bag, weighed down by […]

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Travel: Flight delayed over mobile chat

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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Woman arrested for refusing to hang up POLICE removed a passenger from a plane at Palma airport after she ignored cabin crew instructions to stop talking on her mobile ahead of departure. The aircraft was ready to leave Son Sant Joan airport bound for Alicante but the 43-year-old woman refused […]

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Economy: Amazon boosts Spanish employment. New logistic centres ...

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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MULTINATIONAL Amazon is creating 3,000 new permanent jobs in Spain –doubling its workforce to more than 15,000 by the end of the year. New logistical centres are being opened across the years to improve its service; one of the five new stations set to be built in Alicante. The commerce […]

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Covid: vaccinations home and away. Summer travel complicates ...

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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SPAIN is studying the possibility of offering jabs to residents as they travel to other parts of the country for holidays. With summer fast approaching, thousands of people will leave home for a break in another of the country’s 17 autonomous regions – however, travellers are concerned about ensuring they […]

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Morocco accuses Spain of trying to ‘Europeanise’ crisis. ...

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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THE ongoing political crisis between Morocco and Spain continues with Madrid accused of trying to turn it into an EU problem over migration. The African state’s foreign minister said Spain was attempting to divert attention away from the ‘deep causes’ at the root of the division. The row began in […]

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Travel: Spain courts German tourists. Switch amid uncertainty ...

Jack Troughton | June 9, 2021 close
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SPAIN has launched a €8 million advertising campaign to attract Germanholidaymakers as British visitors are held back by travel restrictions. The government is spending the cash on its ‘You Deserve Spain’ publicity promoting the country’s beaches, heritage sites, sport and inland beauty amongst a broad range of potential tourists – […]

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Covid: Two members of Spain’s Euros 2020 squad test positive ...

Jack Troughton | June 9, 2021 close
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Pair drop out of squad on eve of competition A SECOND member of Spain’s national team has tested positive for coronavirus just days before the flagship 2020 UEFA European Football Championship gets underway. Centre back Diego Llorente – who plays for English Premier League’s Leeds United – and Sergio Busquets, […]

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Covid: Spain’s vaccination rollout success

Jack Troughton | June 8, 2021 close
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Country meets 10m people immunisation target SPAIN’S vaccination rollout continues at pace with regional health authorities aiming to immunise younger population seen as key to spreading Covid-19 virus. Health authorities across the country – excluding Madrid – looking to give 40 to 49-year-olds coronavirus vaccinations. The 14-day cumulative number of […]

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Covid: EU ‘coronavirus passport’ in force from July 1

Jack Troughton | June 8, 2021 close
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Gateway to travel across 27 member states THE European Union’s digital covid certificate will be in force from July 1 allowing holders to travel between countries making up the 27-member bloc. The so-called ‘coronavirus passport’ is a standardised document to be used as proof of vaccination or PCR test results […]

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Economy: Spain’s flagship store posts record losses, El Corte ...

Jack Troughton | June 7, 2021 close
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FLAGSHIP department store chain El Corte Inglés has recorded record annual losses for 2020 after being hit by coronavirus lockdowns and the collapse of tourists arriving in Spain. One of the country’s largest private employers, it posted a net loss of €2.9 billion in the 12 months to the end of […]

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Travel: Visitors to Spain no longer need negative PCR test

Jack Troughton | June 7, 2021 close
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Hopes move will boost tourist economy PEOPLE arriving in Spain from today no longer need a negative PCR test for Covid-19, the Spanish health ministry has announced. Visitors can now enter the country with a negative antigen test, proof of full vaccination or of a recent recovery from coronavirus. UK […]