Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up

Spain joined other European nations on Wednesday in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly due to concerns over links to extremely rare blood clotting. Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias announced after meeting with regional health chiefs that authorities would limit shots to those over 60 years old. Until now, Spain has used AstraZeneca on its younger […]

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Spain's COVID rate jumps, vaccine deliveries speed up

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s rising coronavirus infection rate is accelerating, official data showed on Monday, as authorities took delivery of the largest batch of vaccines to date.Slideshow ( 2 images )The infection rate as measured over the past 14 days rose to 163.4 cases per 100,000 people from 151.8 cases on Saturday as a gradual uptick in contagion from mid-March […]

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'My legs were shaking': elderly Spaniards thrilled to go out

MADRID — A group of elderly Spaniards got a long-awaited treat Monday: a trip out of their care homes for the first time in many months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The surprise destination for their outing left them gaping at breath-taking views over Madrid from a glass bridge 100 meters (330 feet) above the city street. Recent vaccinations against the […]

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Spain virus death toll tops 70,000: health ministry

Spain’s coronavirus death toll surged past the 70,000-mark on Wednesday, health ministry figures showed, after the country in February suffered its second-worst month for virus deaths since the start of the pandemic. However, the number of daily infections continued its downwards trend as the country appears to have turned the corner of the third wave of infections. Another 446 people […]

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Rising virus infections worrying, says Spain PM

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday called a recent rise in coronavirus infections “worrying”, warning that stricter measures to curb the spread could be needed for Christmas. Spain was one of the first European nations to suffer a second spike in COVID-19 infections but restrictions such as nighttime curfews helped to halve the incidence level in November. But the […]

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Study finds 1 in 10 people in Spain has been infected with virus

Around 4.7 million people in Spain, which amounts to one in 10 people, have contracted the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to a new government-led antibody study. The figure is significantly higher than the health ministry official tally, which now sits at 1.76 million. It is higher too than the estimate of over three million COVID-19 cases […]

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Spain virus deaths top 45,000 in March-May: statistics institute

More than 45,000 people died of COVID-19 in Spain between March and May, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said Thursday, giving a figure that exceeds the official toll by 18,000. According to the INE, a total of 45,684 people died within that period, of which 32,652 were certified as having the virus, while another 13,032 died “of suspected (COVID), showing […]

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What’s up doc? Donkey therapy eases Spain medics’ stress

Walking into a dusty paddock, a young nurse is quickly surrounded by a group of donkeys gently nudging her for attention as she strokes their soft noses and feeds them carrots. When someone places a 10-day-old colt in her arms, Monica Morales squeals with delight, visibly relaxed after a few hours unwinding at El Burrito Feliz—”The Happy Little Donkey”— an […]

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From Australia to Portugal: These countries have access again to the Lockdown

With the onset of the Corona-pandemic and the rising infection and death, many countries have introduced figures of worldwide regulations in order to curb the spread of the Virus. Often these rules in a Lockdown, so a shutdown of the Public resulted. Such as Restaurants, Bars, gyms, and schools were closed. In some countries, was even a bit of shopping […]

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