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AFTER going 40 days without a single new coronavirus case, the Marina Alta has this week ended its clean record. One person tested COVID-19 positive by PCR test in Denia, according to recent statistics from the Valencian region's health department, Sanitat. It comes as just 196 had tested COVID-19 positive in the Marina Alta since […]
CORONAVIRUS may be an airborne transmitted disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
TEMPERATURES are literally boiling in an emergency field hospital zipped up next to Alicante General Hospital to act as a coronavirus case overflow centre. The facility was built in April, but three months later both patients and medical staff are now feeling the heat as a union claims its members 'cannot cope' with the hot […]
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HEALTH bosses in the Valencian Community want 75% of people aged 64+ to get a flu jab this autumn, according to new proposals. The health ministry wants the bulk of its annual influenza injection programme out of the way in case a second spike of the coronavirus leads to overburden at hospitals this winter. The […]
AN Olive Press reporter who was trapped in the UK for months due to the coronavirus pandemic has finally managed to return to Spain.
JUST 2.6% of Costa Blanca residents have been exposed to the coronavirus, according to a major new study. Researchers tested a total of 68,296 participants across all of Spain for antibodies to coronavirus to determine immunity levels of each province. Participants in the province of Alicante '? which holds much of the Costa Blanca '? showed […]
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ESTATE agents are eternal optimists, even in the most adverse of circumstances. Ask them for a forecast in the current crisis and almost anyone whose livelihood depends on Costa del Sol property changing hands – ideally frequently and for as much money as possible – will tell you the future looks bright. The esteemed economist […]
FOR the last few months they have been holed up in Granada following a coronavirus travel nightmare (see Olive Press Issue 340, pg 4). But since then Yianni Papoutsis, 44, founder of MEATliquor in the UK and his partner Sophie O’Hara, 26, have turned lockdown into a culinary showdown. Continuing their series of quarantine recipes […]
SOME 209,000 people have been re-locked down in Catalunya following a local spike in new COVID-19 infections. A perimeter has been set up around the Segria region in the province of Lleida by the Generalitat (the Catalan Government). The affected area is a 1,400 kilometre square comarca of 38 municipalities, which includes the city of […]
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THE International Auditorium of Torrevieja has carried out the disinfection and cleaning of all its facilities, using a new fogging technique, in order to eliminate any possible coronavirus infections. The popular multi-purpose building can now guarantee the safety and well-being of all visitors and workers. 'Fogging' involves the disinfectant, authorised by Spain's Ministry of Health, […]
HOW'S your New Normal working out? If, like me, you don a visor over your face mask like a medieval knight of old every time you step out of the front door, probably not that normally Even with these extreme precautions, the world is full of 'covidiotas' no matter how socially distanced you try to […]
The Ministry of Health has confirmed four separate outbreaks on the popular holiday islands of Formentera, Ibiza and Mallorca
SPAIN'S Health Ministry has advised against smoking cigarettes as they allegedly help transmit coronavirus.
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BIG RED'S charity shop in Almoradi had been trading for exactly one hour when they were forced to close in March because of the Coronavirus lockdown. But after 110 days 'in limbo', trying to raise money online for their rescue centre, the team are raring to go with a fully-stocked shop. The Olive Press spoke […]

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