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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 […]

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The Ministry of Health said their were 9,437 new cases of ...

Bay Radio News | September 16, 2020 close
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The Ministry of Health said their were 9,437 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, of which 3,022 were diagnosed in the previous 24 hours, compared to 3,023 on Monday. Yesterday’s figures do not include data from Catalonia though. Health Minister Salvador Illa said there were 156 more deaths from Covid-19 with […]

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Some volunteers have quit Johnson & Johnson’s Covid ...

Bay Radio News | September 16, 2020 close
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Some volunteers have quit Johnson & Johnson’s Covid 19 vaccine trial in Spain after news of side effects in a participant in AstraZeneca’s trial, temporarily put it on hold. The Spanish programme’s lead investigator, Alberto Borobia, said there were enough reserve volunteers for the trial to continue as normal, however. […]

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Catalonia has reported four cases of Covid-19 reinfection

Bay Radio News | September 15, 2020 close
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Catalonia has reported four cases of Covid-19 reinfection, with one patient having been admitted into the intensive care unit at a hospital in Badalona in Barcelona province. Bonaventura Clotet, the head of Infectious Diseases at the hospital, said a doctor at Palamós hospital in Girona province had also been admitted […]

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Britain has been knocked off its traditional top spot as ...

Bay Radio News | September 15, 2020 close
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Britain has been knocked off its traditional top spot as Spain’s most important foreign tourism market for the first time in decades. More French holidaymakers picked Spain in July than Brits or Germans in a historic reversal of the sunshine destination’s overall tourism figures. The Covid-19 pandemic has been blamed […]

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In an attempt to salvage the winter season, Benidorm is aiming ...

Bay Radio News | September 14, 2020 close
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In an attempt to salvage the winter season, Benidorm is aiming to develop a travel corridor with the UK, via Alicante-Elche Airport, which would involve UK tourists being tested on arrival and departure, rather than having to quarantine. Saying that Benidorm was a safe destination in terms of Covid-19 infections, […]