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Covid: Valencia tweaks rules over alcohol sales. New ...

Jack Troughton | July 26, 2021 close
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THE Valencia government has changed the rules regarding the sale of alcohol allowing a two-hour extension as new health restrictions come into force to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. Retail outlets can now sell alcoholic beverages until 22.00 – previously ‘closing time’ for sales was to be 20.00 but the regional […]

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Covid: Spain considers need for a third jab. Possibility of ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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SPANISH Health Minister Carolina Darias predicted today that people would need a third Covid-19 vaccine shot – and annual boosters. Interviewed on the Onda Cero radio network, she said another jab would counter the chance of new variants of coronavirus reducing the protection of existing immunisation. “Everything appears to point […]

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Covid: Spain hits July vaccinated target. Jab success as 25m ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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SPAIN’S vaccination rollout has met its July target of having 25 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 – 53% of the country’s population now enjoys protection. The government’s health ministry confirmed the programme remained on track as Spain is in the midst of a fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Covid: Valencia night curfew hits holiday industry. Half of ...

Jack Troughton | July 23, 2021 close
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THE night curfew imposed across 77 Valencia communities and some 2.6 million residents will also impact on tourist resorts at the height of the season. The Covid-19 health measure, imposed from 01.00 to 06.00 every night until August 16, affects such destinations as the famous ’24-hour’ world famous resort Benidorm, […]

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Covid: Valencia extends night curfew to more towns. New ...

Jack Troughton | July 22, 2021 close
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THE regional government of Valencia has announced new health rules designed to help combat the spread of Covid-19 – including extending the night curfew to more communities. Ximo Puig, the Valencia president, said restrictions scheduled to expire on Monday July 26 would remain in force until at least August 16. […]

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Travel: Covid ‘passport’ boosts mobility of Spanish

Laura | July 21, 2021 close
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THE European Union digital Covid-19 certificate is allowing Spanish people to travel and “return to mobility”, health chiefs said. More than nine million residents have downloaded the so-called Covid ‘passport’; which proves they have been immunised against coronavirus, received a negative test result, or have recovered from the disease. Spain’s […]

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Covid: new infections hit unvaccinated in Spain

Jack Troughton | July 21, 2021 close
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Young adults affected in fifth wave of coronavirus HEALTH Minister Carolina Darias reports that 83% of new cases of Covid-19 in the fifth wave of the pandemic affect unvaccinated people. The number of infections continues to rise in Spain, but the minister said the rate the disease was spreading was […]

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Covid: masks are “common sense”. Valencia calls for people ...

Jack Troughton | July 20, 2021 close
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VALENCIA president Ximo Puig has appealed to the public to use “common sense” and wear a face mask outside when social distancing cannot be followed. The politician said he does not foresee making wearing a face covering outdoors mandatory again but recommended wearing a mask “when there is the least […]

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Covid: Nurse attacked after asking man to wear mask

Jack Troughton | July 19, 2021 close
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Police investigate assault on the Madrid Metro A MALE nurse was punched after asking a fellow passenger to wear a face mask on the Spanish capital’s underground transport system. The National Police are investigating the incident after watching a video of the assault in a carriage as a train pulled […]

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Travel: Industry fears Spain and Greece next on ‘amber-plus’...

Jack Troughton | July 19, 2021 close
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Holiday favourites could follow France’s fate SPAIN could be the next big holiday destination to be placed on the ‘amber-plus’ list, say travel industry experts – meaning double-jabbed UK visitors have to quarantine on their return. From today people who are fully vaccinated with an NHS certificate do not have […]

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Covid: Spanish government calls for ‘perseverance’

Jack Troughton | July 16, 2021 close
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Vaccine rollout to reach 70% target in weeks MINISTER of Health Carolina Darias has called for Spain to continue its fight against Covid-19 and the ongoing need to control the contagion. Speaking before the health and consumer affairs committee in the Spanish parliament, she underlined the importance of “perseverance, both […]

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Covid: Hospital admissions for coronavirus doubles in two weeks....

Jack Troughton | July 16, 2021 close
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THE fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is starting to trigger more hospital admissions of Covid-19 patients but the pressure on healthcare remains lower than in previous spikes. The national incidence of the virus is above 500 per 100,000 people – the highest since February – and the number of […]