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Valencian Community shows lowest COVID-19 case load in all of ...

Bay Radio News | September 29, 2020 close
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The Valencian Community has the lowest COVID-19 case load in all of Spain. Following yesterday’s daily update from the Ministry of Health, The Comunidad Valenciana has registered 101 cases per 100,000 population over the last 14 days. This is way below Madrid’s case load (775 per 100,000), the worst-affected region in […]

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Four Canary Islands were put on a “red traffic ...

Bay Radio News | September 28, 2020 close
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Four Canary Islands, including Tenerife and Gran Canaria, were put on a “red traffic light” alert on Saturday over fresh coronavirus outbreaks. On the islands with a red traffic light alert in place, mass gatherings of more than 10 people are no longer allowed. In hotel, restaurant and terrace establishments, […]

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The Spanish government has urged authorities in Madrid to ...

Bay Radio News | September 28, 2020 close
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he Spanish government has urged authorities in Madrid to tighten coronavirus restrictions across the city, warning of a “serious risk” to residents if they do not. Madrid extended restrictions in Covid-19 hotspots on Friday but rejected calls for a city-wide lockdown. On Saturday Spain’s Health Minister Salvador Illa said current […]

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Health Minister Salvador Illa has warned that “there are tough...

Laura | September 25, 2020 close
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Health Minister Salvador Illa has warned that “there are tough weeks up ahead for Madrid,” and said that “it is necessary to act resolutely to take control of the pandemic in the region.” Regional premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso, of the Popular Party (PP), is expected to announce new restrictions today […]

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A leading Spanish epidemiologist has said the country ...

Laura | September 25, 2020 close
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A leading Spanish epidemiologist has said the country ‘deserves’ to go back into a full national lockdown after easing measures caused a spike in Covid infections.  Juan Martinez, the ex-director of public health for Madrid which is itself at the heart of the new wave of infections, said the harsh […]

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Authorities in the Madrid region have requested urgent help to ...

Bay Radio News | September 24, 2020 close
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Authorities in the Madrid region have requested urgent help to hire hundreds of foreign doctors and reinforce police, as they considered widening a partial coronavirus lockdown to more areas as cases rise. The region is the hardest-hit in Spain by a second wave of the virus and has restricted movement […]

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly expand across ...

Bay Radio News | September 23, 2020 close
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to rapidly expand across Madrid, the regional government says 16 health areas in the region have a Covid-19 incident rate above 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Despite this, these hotspots are NOT among those subject to the new restrictions which came into effect in 37 basic […]

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The Spanish Health Ministry is finalising a deal with regional ...

Bay Radio News | September 23, 2020 close
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The Spanish Health Ministry is finalising a deal with regional governments to reduce quarantine times from 14 days to 10 for those who have been in close contact with people who tested positive for Covid-19. Health Minister Salvador Illa confirmed that central and regional authorities had been discussing the measure […]

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An opera performance in Madrid has been cancelled after it had ...

Bay Radio News | September 22, 2020 close
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An opera performance in Madrid has been cancelled after it had already started, when the reduced crowd protested that they had been seated in close proximity to one another. A Verdi opera was being performed at the Teatro Real in the Spanish capital when the audience seated in the upper […]

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Madrid’s regional government chief has requested the army’s ...

Bay Radio News | September 22, 2020 close
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Madrid’s regional government chief has requested the army’s help to fight the coronavirus surge in and around the Spanish capital where local authorities have ordered a partial lockdown of some poorer areas, prompting protests during the weekend. After meeting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in an attempt to reduce contagion in […]

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It’s believed recent developments in the way the Covid-19 ...

Bay Radio News | September 17, 2020 close
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While a May projection that Madrid sent to Brussels envisioned a 9.2% drop in economic output in 2020, the Bank of Spain has now released a more pessimistic outlook that places the decline somewhere between 10.5% and 12.6%. This is down from the central bank’s own previous forecast, which had […]

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Isabel Díaz Ayuso, backtracked yesterday after her deputy ...

Bay Radio News | September 17, 2020 close
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Sources close to the Madrid regional premier, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, backtracked yesterday after her deputy health chief, Antonio Zapatero, announced that stricter coronavirus measures would be introduced in parts of the region this weekend in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid 19. But the announcement reportedly caused […]