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Spain softens its indoor face-covering regulations

SPAIN is taking another step toward normalcy during the epidemic by phasing out the almost two-year-long requirement to wear masks indoors. MADRID, SPAIN — Spain made another step toward normalcy despite the epidemic last Wednesday, partially lifting the almost two-year-old need to wear masks indoors. The government directive, which was signed on Tuesday, makes masks essential for visitors and...

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Travel Rules Change for England and Scotland starting Tuesday 7 December 4 am

The latest travel rules announced this weekend will apply to travelers arriving in England and Scotland (not Wales) from Tuesday 07 December. From 4 am people aged 12 years and over will be required to take a pre-departure COVID-19 test 2 days before the travel departure date. A PCR or LFD COVID-19 test is required unless you are exempt or aged 11 years and under. These testing requirements do not...

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Virus free Valencia

TWO thirds of the Valencian Communities municipalities have not registered a new Covid-19 case in the past fortnight, announced the regions Health Ministry at the weekend. However, although things are clearly improving the region has been badly hit overall with 11,372 cases registered and 1,190 deaths. Just under 4,000 people are still listed as sufferers and 792 of these are currently in hospital, 154 in...

Spain talks about re-opening of bars and restaurants

THE president of the Spanish Hostelry Association has hit out at pessimistic government comments regarding the countries re-opening of bars and restaurants and has put forward suggestions that may even see them opening as early as June. Jose Luis Yzuel said this week that Labour Minister Yolanda Diez’ comments about bars, cafes, and pubs possibly not being able to open this year was irresponsible and...


Wet lockdown for Southern Spain

THE weather has probably not been uppermost in people’s minds during the State of Alarm, but anyone looking out the window in the southern part of Spain has probably noticed that there has been plenty of the wet stuff around. Statistics released this week have confirmed that, with Valencia, Almeria, Alicante and Murcia provinces all receiving 80% more rain than usual and 30% less sunshine. Aemet, the...


Spain COVID-19 lowest number of daily deaths

Spain has recorded their lowest number of deaths in a day on Sunday 19 April, this is the largest fall since the 22 March. There were 410 recorded deaths in the last 24 hours, a big fall from the 565 yesterday. The highest day was 950 dead on 2 April. 20,453 total deaths in Spain. The rate of infection is still seeing a increase of around 2.2%,to 195,944. The number of recoveries are  77,357, of...


Coronavirus hits hard for Spanish drug sellers

AS anyone out on the street at the moment is going to stand out more than ever, drug dealers and others who prefer the anonymity of crowds are having to find ways to evade the problem. Dog walking is a common cover, and this week a 39-year-old man was arrested in Madrid after being seen stopping to sell drugs while out with the pet pooch. A body search found six grams of hashish wrapped and ready for sale...

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