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Covid: Hoax message claims rules relaxed. Social media scam ...

Jack Troughton | April 22, 2021 close
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VALENCIA’S health department have warned a message proclaiming new relaxed coronavirus rules is fake news. The regional government meets this evening to discuss any change in Covid-19 measures to come in force from Monday. Yet a hoax message on social media circulated hours ahead of the summit has announced a […]

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Covid restrictions: Valencia announces changes today. ...

Jack Troughton | April 22, 2021 close
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PRESIDENT of the Valencia regional government Ximo Puig will this evening reveal any changes to the restrictions imposed to control the health emergency. The authority’s interdepartmental committee for prevention and action against Covid-19 is scheduled to meet at 19.00 to discuss the ongoing battle against the pandemic. Representatives of the […]

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Covid: Janssen vaccine triggers new dilemma. Spanish regions ...

Jack Troughton | April 22, 2021 close
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HEALTH authorities across Spain are divided over how to use the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine after the “very rare risk” it causes blood clots. The vaccine – like the AstraZeneca inoculation before it – has been cleared by the European Medicines Agency which ruled benefits in immunisation against Covid-19 […]

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Covid: Spain to start using Johnson & Johnson jab ...

Jack Troughton | April 22, 2021 close
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THE Spanish government want to include the single-shot Janssen vaccine“immediately” after it won approval by European regulations, said Health Minister Carolina Darias. Nearly 150,000 doses are in a Spanish warehouse, a batch of 300,000 are about to be delivered – and 5.5 million shots will be received this quarter and […]

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Covid: Spain starts mixed vaccine trial

Jack Troughton | April 21, 2021 close
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Pfizer shot to follow AstraZeneca jab SPANISH doctors are staging a clinical trial over the effects of a second Pfizer jab to follow an initial dose of the AstraZeneca shot. It follows the government’s decision to limit the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged from 60 to 69 […]

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Covid: Pace of fourth wave of infection slows. Restrictions help...

Jack Troughton | April 21, 2021 close
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SPAIN has successfully responded to the threat of a fourth wave of infection but people must not drop their guard. Fernando Simón, director of the government’s coordination centre for health alerts has said the rate of infections was slowing – an important change in the fortnight after the Easter break […]

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Covid: Spain to launch its own vaccine

Jack Troughton | April 20, 2021 close
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SPAIN hopes to have its home-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine in arms before the end of the year, said Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. The premier was visiting pharmaceutical company Hipra in Amer, in the Catalan province of Girona, when he said the jab one of Europe’s most promising ways of ending the […]

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Covid: Spain considers delay to second jab

Jack Troughton | April 20, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S health ministry is considering a change to the Covid-19 vaccination programme and delaying second shots to people aged under 80. Those given the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines may wait up to eight weeks for the second jab allowing the government to speed up immunisation to offer more people a […]

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Covid: British variant sweeps across Spain

Jack Troughton | April 19, 2021 close
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THE coronavirus strain first identified in Britain is now responsible for 80% of infections across Spain and is more contagious, according to health experts. The variant was said to be at the root of the fourth wave of Covid-19 and dominant across the country but to date has not overwhelmed […]

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Covid: Spain hit by fourth wave of infections

Jack Troughton | April 15, 2021 close
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THE fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is taking hold across most of Spain as nearly 10,500 new cases and a further 131 death were reported on Wednesday. The 14-day cumulative number of coronavirus cases has risen to 201 per 100,000 across the country – yet rates continue to fall […]

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Holidays: easyJet chief expects Spain to be on ‘green’ ...

Jack Troughton | April 15, 2021 close
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EASYJET chief Johan Lundgren expects popular destinations across Europe to be on the British government’s ‘green’ list when foreign travel takes off next month. Flying off on holiday is scheduled to begin on from May 17 and will be subject to a traffic light system dependent on the risk of […]

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Covid: New challenge for Spain’s vaccine rollout

Jack Troughton | April 14, 2021 close
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THE acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Spain may be hit by American health regulators putting the single-shot Janssen vaccine on hold for safety checks. Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson suspended its rollout while six cases of rare blood clots are investigated after seven million people received the jab […]