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COVID-19

Valencian Community registers 26 new COVID-19 cases – hotspots in Santa Pola, Gandia and Peñíscola

The Valencian Community has recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period up to 2pm today Wednesday (July 22nd). The new diagnoses by PCR bring current active cases over 500 in the entire Community, which includes the provinces of Castellon, Valencia and Alicante. It is the highest number of active cases since June 30, when the region recorded just 314 active cases. Current hotspots are still Gandia, which has […]

todayJuly 22, 2020 2

COVID-19

Spain sees highest number of daily COVID-19 infections since May – stats here

Spain has just seen the highest number of daily coronavirus infections since May 8th – nearly three months ago. A total of 730 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 across the country in a 24-hour period up to 2pm today (Wednesday, July 22nd). A figure so high has not been seen since May 8th, when 1095 people tested positive to the novel coronavirus by PCR testing. New daily infections hovered around […]

todayJuly 22, 2020

COVID-19

‘Where do I wear a mask?’ – seven exceptions to the Valencian Community’s new rules on mask wearing

Wearing a mask is now mandatory in Spain's Valencian Community. Regional health minister Ana Barcelo announced the news last Saturday during a press briefing following at least 20 COVID-19 outbreaks in the Community. Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha and the Canary Islands are now the only regions in Spain not to make sanitary masks obligatory. Barcelo said not wearing a mask in any public space – open-air or closed – is now […]

todayJuly 20, 2020 2

COVID-19

Masks to be obligatory in ALL public spaces in Spain’s Valencian Community from today – inc. Alicante and the Costa Blanca

Masks will become obligatory in all public spaces in the Valencian Community, regional health minister Ana Barcelo announced today. Ignoring to wear a sanitary mask will become punishable by a fine in both open and closed spaces, as has already happened in autonomous communities such as Andalucia, the Balearic islands and Catalonia. Barcelo said there are currently 20 active outbreaks in the Valencian region, for which hundreds of special medical […]

todayJuly 18, 2020 6

Brexit News

British expats with residencia in Spain will NOT need to apply for any new documentation – watch Ambassador’s video in link

British expats with residencia in Spain will not need to apply for any new documentation, the UK's Ambassador to Spain has revealed in a new video. The Ambassador spoke alongside Spain's secretary of state for migrations, Hana Jalloul, to reassure British residents about the post-Brexit requirement to obtain a TIE (foreign identity card). "Spain has decided not to subject British citizens and their families to a new documentation process," Jalloul […]

todayJuly 15, 2020 1

COVID-19

‘Drunk’ British tourist arrested after coughing in diners’ faces and saying he had COVID-19 in Mallorca

A 43-year-old British tourist has been arrested in Mallorca after coughing in diners faces and saying he had COVID-19 at several restaurants. Punters and bar owners called police after the 'visibly drunk' man wandered around terraces in Palma de Mallorca last Monday at 11pm. The suspect fled on foot when Policia Nacional agents arrived, according to a statement, before he had to be held down by several officers. The Brit […]

todayJuly 15, 2020 1

COVID-19

COVID-19 information signs vandalised and ripped up in Denia

COVID-19 information signs have been vandalised and destroyed on Denia's touristic beaches, the Ayuntamiento has revealed. Signs warning beachgoers about beach limits and social distancing measures have been spray-painted and even completely ripped up. Denia's Ayuntamiento released the images via its Facebook page. A statement read: "Where some only see the possibility to muck about, others try to help the public have the best beach experience – including, at present, […]

todayJuly 14, 2020 1

COVID-19

130 fines issued in Calp for not wearing a mask on beach-front paseos

Policia Local in Calp have fined 130 pedestrians for walking along its beach-front paseos without a sanitary mask. The fines are regulated by the ministerial order (SND/422/2020) that came into effect on May 19, giving police powers to fine citizens who are not wearing masks where social distancing rules cannot be respected. Pedestrians were fined after receiving an initial warning, and then spotted again without a mask in the same […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 5

Interviews

WATCH: 11-year-old boy forced into self-harm by ‘blue whale challenge’ Instagram hacker – Bay Radio

The frightening Blue Whale Challenge has resurfaced on the Instagram accounts of British children in Spain. https://youtu.be/Nn8zUjHZxOw Subscribe to BayRadio Victoria Mcleish contacted us last Thursday with the frightening story of how her 11-year-old boy, Rocky, was forced into self-harming after an Instagram account hacked his personal details. The account (named johnothan._267) asked Rocky to click an NHS hyperlink, which appeared to somehow give the hacker access to Rocky's name, […]

todayJuly 12, 2020 5

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