Mar de Músicas in Cartagena another victim of Covid-19
The 26th edition of the festival has been postponed until 2021 It's going to be a fairly dry summer for music lovers this year as yet another festival bites the dust. Mar de Músicas, which..

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Granada lockdown breaker leads police to marijuana plantation in his home
An unjustified stroll in the streets led to the discovery of 100 cannabis plants in Valderrubio Many of the people detained and fined in Spain for breaking the lockdown restrictions have good cause..

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7th April coronavirus update in Spain: 743 new deaths as a backlog from the weekend affects the Tuesday figures
Signs of a flattening of the upward curve in the number of active Covid-19 cases The latest figures made public on 7th April show that there have now been 140,510 cases of the coronavirus confirmed..

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Concerns grow over possible coronavirus transmission by dogs and cats
Chinese studies suggest that Covid-19 may thrive in cats while faring less well in dogs It goes without saying that in Spain, where the number of coronavirus testing kits available is only now..

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Lack of temporary workers causes concern for farmers as the stone fruit season begins
The Covid-19 travel restrictions have caused a shortfall in the number of migratory agricultural workers During the current state of emergency in Spain due to the Covid-19 pandemic the ability..

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Hundreds fined as they flock to the coast in Murcia despite lockdown restrictions
Determined lockdown breakers risk arrest if they repeatedly attempt to reach their holiday homes The Easter processions and other celebrations may have been cancelled this year due to the Covid..

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Breakdown of Murcia Covid-19 cases by municipality up to 6th April
Figures are likely to rise substantially this week with the introduction of more extensive testing The latest coronavirus statistics issued on Monday evening by the health service of the Region..

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Murcia begins extensive coronavirus testing, experts expect the effects of lockdown to become apparent this week
10 more coronavirus fatalities in Murcia but the number of confirmed active cases fell on Monday The daily evening update regarding the spread of the coronavirus in the Region of Murcia on Monday..

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30 reported for breaking lockdown at Palm Sunday Mass in Murcia
Each attendee could be fined up to 3,000 euros Holy Week or Semana Santa is now under way in Murcia and throughout Spain, with all processions and religious ceremonies cancelled unless they are..

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42,800 rapid coronavirus testing kits ready for use in Murcia
Confirmed case numbers are likely to rise but analysts expect a plateau to be reached this week It has been a long time coming, but as Holy Week begins the health service of the Region of Murcia..

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The return to normality after coronavirus will be drawn-out and gradual in Spain
No dates can yet be set regarding the resumption of normal life While the Spanish government has announced that the coronavirus emergency lockdown is to be prolonged until at least 26th April it..

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6th April coronavirus update in Spain: 637 new deaths but the figure is the lowest in two weeks
Signs of a flattening of the upward curve in the number of active Covid-19 cases The latest figures made public on 6th April show that there have now been 135,032 cases of the coronavirus confirmed..

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Tiger tests positive for coronavirus
Cats can transmit the virus but are not considered a risk to the human population Following the news ten days ago that a cat in Liège (Belgium) had tested positive for the coronavirus  (a story..

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Drones help enforce lockdown restrictions in Lorca
Live aerial monitoring enables the police to clamp down on lockdown breakers With police resources being devoted throughout Spain at present to enforcing the lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus..

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Águilas blocks off main access points to deter second home owners
All along the coast patrols and roadblocks have been intensified but residents still report the arrival of unwanted visitors from the cities Águilas town hall is amongst those requesting further..

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Police lockdown checks stepped up on Mazarrón roads for Semana Santa
Easter holidaymakers are not welcome in the Costa Cálida this year! During Semana Santa (or Holy Week) there is usually an influx of visitors to the municipality of Mazarrón as tourists and holiday..

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A mostly sunny start to Easter Week in the Costa Cálida
Temperatures reaching the low 20s in Murcia as Semana Santa begins A band of cloud and rain which is likely to affect much of Spain on Monday and Tuesday this week will largely miss the Region..

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Agricultural sector essential part of Águilas fight against Covid-19
The town hall has thanked agricultural workers for their participation The town hall of Águilas has issued a message of thanks to the agricultural sector which is playing such an important role..

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Murcia asks for extra help in intercepting Easter holiday visitors during lockdown
All along the coast patrols and roadblocks have been intensified but residents still report the arrival of unwanted visitors from the cities The regional government of Murcia and various Town Halls..

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Spain prepares to implement Noah’s Ark strategy in the fight against the coronavirus
The plan consists of mass testing and isolating asymptomatic patients in special facilities Pedro Sánchez, the President of the Spanish government, has requested that each of the country’s 17..

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9 more coronavirus deaths on Sunday take the total in Murcia to 68
Covid-19 case numbers in the Region appear to be reaching a plateau While the latest figures relating to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Spain on Sunday provided tentative indications..

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State of Emergency extended in Spain as cases pass 130,000
The number of deaths passed 12,000 on Sunday lunchtime The government will permit a partial return to work from the 13th April On Saturday Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that he would..

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Security measures make Mercadona the winner of Corona supermarket shopping war
Security measures have made shoppers feel safe in their stores Mercadona has announced that from Friday onwards all of its staff will be provided with ocular protection as well as gloves and masks..

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The Spanish government recommends tripling the proposed green belt around the Mar Menor
Water quality data reflect a sharp deterioration in the parameters measured over the last year There is an understandable tendency at present for the coronavirus emergency to overshadow all other..

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Aena donates 2 milion euros to Covid research
The Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has put out a notice publicly thanking Aena, which manages most of the airports in Spain, for a 2 million euro donation to support ongoing research..

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Video demonstrates the ineffectiveness of homemade facemasks
The Spanish government now recommends facemasks for shopping This week the regional health service in Murcia has asked generous donors to refrain from making their own facemasks and offering them to..

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3rd April Spain update: government studies lockdown extension as the death toll reaches almost 11,000
The virus multiplies 1,000 times faster than the SARS virus of 2002 and is present in the throat as well as the lungs The latest national figures presented on Friday for coronavirus cases in Spain..

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Cloudy intervals but an improvement in the Murcia weather is forecast at last!
Last month was the third wettest March on record in the Costa Cálida The second half of March brought an almost uninterrupted series of rainy days to the Region of Murcia to coincide with the..

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Sharp rise in supermarket sales of beer, crisps and chocolate during the coronavirus lockdown
Spaniards resume their normal social habits but do so at home rather than in bars and cafés A report compiled by the Spanish consumer magazine Inforetail reveals that among the few companies to..

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Torrevieja supermarket takes the temperature of customers as Covid-19 precaution
Elderly shoppers in La Mata appreciate the sense of security provided As measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Spain become ever stricter it is reported that various supermarkets, including..

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Seat adapts its production line to manufacture 300 respirators a day
Medical equipment company Hersill is to produce another 100 machines every day Efforts continue in Spain to acquire more equipment in order to treat the thousands of coronavirus patients in hospitals..

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Warmer temperatures in spring will not be enough to halt the spread of Covid-19
Geographers reiterate that lockdown is the only way of halting the spread of the coronavirus Despite evidence to the contrary many people are still labouring under the misapprehension that the..

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Coronavirus recoveries in Murcia double to 90 but first doctor dies in the region
The number of patients in hospital falls slightly but there is no room for complacency in observing the lockdown The daily evening update on the coronavirus pandemic in Murcia on Thursday evening..

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Spanish Air Force heading for Germany to collect respirators this afternoon
Air Force planes have been busy flying to Shanghai to collect medical equipment and tester kits as well as undertaking internal flights with valuable medical supplies and receiving materials courtesy..

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Murcian health service says leave mask-making to the professionals
The shortage of protective clothing is the biggest cause of concern for health professionals working hard to combat the corona virus, but although members of the public are keen to help out making..

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FINED!!! Dampener for dancing divas who fail to obey lockdown
There are still many cases being reported of members of the public across Spain who are failing to understand the seriousness of the current situation faced by the country during the Coronavirus crisis..

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Armed forces continue to offer support in the Murcia Region during coronacrisis
A total of 27 soldiers commanded by an Army lieutenant from the Javalí Nuevo base and a dozen vehicles have been present in Totana throughout the day working in a support and patrol róle to assist..

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Mazarrón police thank schools and businesses for their donations and support
The Policia Local in Mazarrón has issued a message of thanks to pupils from the colegio C.E.I.P La Cruz (El Esparragal, Murcia), which has donated masks made by pupils, teachers and parents to assist..

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San Javier covered in green hearts bearing messages of thanks to medical workers and emergency services
All ages within the community are involved in the initiative, from schoolchildren to homes for the elderly There’s nothing like a crisis to bring out the best and the worst in humanity, and in..

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Cruz Roja volunteers delivering medication in Jumilla
Jumilla residents, and those in many other municipalities are being helped by Cruz Roja volunteers Those who are unable to go out to the pharmacies themselves due to mobility difficulties can call..

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2nd April coronavirus round-up in Spain – new record daily death toll as figures show massive destruction of jobs
10,000 fatalities since the crisis began but the Minister for Health sees grounds for optimism in the latest figures The latest daily coronavirus update on Thursday 2nd April provides sobering..

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The coronavirus claims a record daily death toll in Spain as the total reaches 10,000
950 more fatalities in the last 24 hours as the number of confirmed cases tops 110,000 The daily coronavirus update published at 11.30 on Thursday 2nd April provides sobering news for any who might..

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Mazarrón Mayor loses patience with second home owners ignoring lockdown orders
Cases of Covid-19 have increased from 1 to 13 in a week in the Mazarrón municipality Intolerance of those breaching lockdown orders is increasing as the death toll rises. The media has been..

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2nd April coronavirus news round-up in Murcia: death toll up to 42 but lockdown breakers endanger the population
Case numbers still growing as the economic consequences become more apparent On a day when the latest medical bulletin provided by the Murcia health service (SMS) provides some timid indications..

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Two arrested over street party in Alcantarilla which ended with violent attacks on the police
A group of residents attacked police officers enforcing the coronavirus lockdown Two men are being held in the cells of the Policía Nacional after they were arrested on 31st March for attempting..

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Spanish government tracks 40 million mobile phones to make informed lockdown decisions
The project follows a trial run which was carried out in Spain last November As new ways are sought for the Spanish government to make informed decisions regarding lockdown restrictions in response..

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Thursday morning total:5 more coronavirus deaths in Murcia and 43 more cases confirmed
Fewer patients in hospital but it is still essential to obey the lockdown On another black day for Spain during the coronavirus pandemic, with the death toll related to the virus having risen..

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Spain loses between 10 and 20 billion euros a week during the coronavirus shutdown
Analysts identify the need for investment in health services in order to protect the economy in future At the danger of trivializing the rising number of cases and fatalities related to the coronavirus..

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Locations in Águilas that you have to visit; a new initiative from Águilas tourism
The tourism department will be publishing information daily about the attractions of the municipality Starting today at five o’clock, the department of tourism of Águilas Town Hall is launching..

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17 in Murcia reported to the police for disobeying coronavirus quarantine orders
Even patients isolated in their homes fail to respect lockdown! There have been numerous cases of members of the public failing to obey the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in Murcia and venturing..

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Morning round up of Spanish coronavirus news
Online gaming publicity partially banned as Spaniards succumb to gambling addiction during the boredom of lockdown As Spain becomes accustomed to the near-complete economic shutdown which was imposed..

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Round-up of Murcia coronavirus news on Wednesday 1st April
Drones in service in Murcia to detect cyclists and walkers on Day 19 of the coronavirus lockdown As the Region of Murcia reaches Day 19 of the Covid-19 lockdown almost all eyes in the regional..

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Coronavirus recoveries now outnumber fatalities in Murcia
43 patients have been given the all-clear after the figure doubled on Tuesday The latest figures regarding Covid-19 which were published by the Murcia health service and the regional government..

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Cartagena Artillery Regiment patrols the streets of Jumilla during lockdown
Members of the Cartagena Artillery regiment have arrived in Jumilla and will be patrolling the streets of the municipality this evening and from now on in conjunction with the Local Police, Guardia..

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Jumilla council meeting held online to reduce coronavirus risk
All points were agreed unanimously Teleconferences have become the way the world continues to function administratively, and in Jumilla this was the chosen method enabling the regular March pleno..

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Social security contributions for the self-employed in Spain are suspended for 6 months
Relief for autónomos as no interest or surcharges will payable on deferred contributions One of the latest measures introduced by the Spanish government on Tuesday afternoon as part of the continuing..

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Águilas disinfecting the cemetery although it remains closed for general visits by the public
A total ban is imposed on wakes and funeral vigils as Covid-19 claims thousands of victims Águilas town hall has issued information regarding the latest steps announced by the Ministry of Health..

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1.7 million facemasks arrive for medical professionals in Murcia
20,000 rapid coronavirus testing kits have still not reached the regional health service There was some welcome news for the employees of the regional health service of Murcia on Monday as they..

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Imperial College estimates 7 million cases of Covid-19 in Spain
Lockdown measures are calculated to have saved around 16,000 lives so far As a result of analysts generally agreeing that the official statistics published regarding the coronavirus pandemic in..

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Only three mourners allowed at funerals during the coronavirus emergency in Spain
A total ban is imposed on wakes and funeral vigils as Covid-19 claims thousands of victims As measures are introduced in all aspects of society and daily life to attempt to halt the spread of the..

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Our furry friends are in trouble too....abandoned dogs, charities without funds and animals left to starve
People may be adopting pets simply in order to justify breaking the confinement restrictions For a long time members of the Spanish public have been urged to consider adopting pets rather than..

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Maintaining the food chain.Spanish producers noting the lack of a migrant workforce
The closure of borders means migratory farmhands are not available to harvest crops through the coronavirus lockdown With the coronavirus emergency lockdown now in its third week in Spain and a..

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Dozens of reports in Murcia of weekend lockdown breakers going to holiday homes
3,700 fined in Spain for heading for second homes at the beach and in the countryside After two weeks of lockdown it appears that some people in Murcia (and the rest of Spain!) are still unaware..

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Machine room fire extinguished at Corvera airport
The terminal building was almost empty when the fire broke out at 3 in the morning Members of the firefighting brigade in the city of Murcia were called out to the Region of Murcia International..

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Murcia health minister warns that more hard days lie ahead
Obeying the lockdown restrictions is vital to limit the spread of Covid-19 and the duration of the emergency A worst-case scenario could see the emergency last until June Manuel Villegas, the..

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10,000 protection suits bought in for medics as 28-year-old doctor dies in Cuenca
Doctors, medical staff and officers of the law are especially exposed to the risk of Covid-19 infection The coronavirus pandemic has caused a severe shortage of protection equipment for staff of..

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Statistics suggest the official Covid-19 death toll in Spain is considerably lower than the reality
Official Covid-19 totals in some regions fail to explain the increase in the number of deaths recorded Over the last couple of weeks the daily routine of most Spaniards has come to include a grim..

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ERTE temporary employment regulation schemes must end when the State of Emergency ends
ERTEs will come to an end immediately the coronavirus emergency is declared over Criticism over a perceived failure to cater for the millions of self-employed in Spain The extraordinary measures..

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Spanish government imposes enforced closure on non-essential businesses
The Spanish workforce has been shut down for two weeks except those involved in essential services or working from home The construction sector closes down as workers take a forced paid holiday..

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Staff applaud in Lorca as Totana nurse becomes first patient to recover in the hospital
She is the 12th patient to recover in the Region of Murcia Elena Lucerga Romera was cheered and clapped by staff of the Rafael Méndez hospital in Lorca this evening as she left the ward after..

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Running of the Wine Horses becomes latest Covid-19 victim
With the number of Covid-19 cases continuing to rise across both Spain and the Region of Murcia, thousands of festive events have been cancelled, including the Easter celebrations which are normally..

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Real coronavirus case total could be 10 times higher than reported
Insufficient testing leads to numbers being understated and makes stopping the spread of the virus more difficult Daniel López-Acuña former director of Healthcare in Crisis Situations with the..

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Faulty rapid coronavirus testing kits returned to Chinese manufacturer
An unforeseen delay to the onset of mass Covid-19 testing in Spain It was confirmed during Thursday that the first batch of rapid coronavirus testing kits received from China had proved to be faulty..

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Andrea still has 87 donkeys and 37 dogs to feed as lockdown is extended....can you help
It costs thousands a month to feed and care for all of these animals and lockdown has cut off any chance of finding revenue by normal means What an incredible period of upheaval we're all going..

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Madrid lockdown breaker fined for claiming to be hunting Pokemons in the street
The hunting of Pokemons, dinosaurs and magical creatures is forbidden during the state of emergency The municipal police in Madrid continue to enforce the coronavirus lockdown to their best of..

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Town sets 30-euro minimum for shoppers as a deterrent for lockdown breakers
Dog-walking restrictions in other parts of Spain as owners defy the coronavirus confinement Spain has now been under lockdown for almost two weeks due to the coronavirus emergency but still there..

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Lot of misunderstanding on social media about the number of people allowed in a car
Police remain firm: only one person in a car unless absolutely necessary Although enormous efforts are being made to ensure that the public is well-informed about the rules that must be followed..

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Statistical model predicts coronavirus peak in Murcia on 10th April with 129 deaths
The stricter the lockdown, the better, according to mathematical forecasting A mathematical forecasting model devised by a professor of Economics at the Centro Universitario de la Defensa in San..

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Cruz Roja offer essential services in Alhama during the coronavirus lockdown
Red Cross volunteers help out the most vulnerable members of the local community During the coronavirus emergency lockdown throughout Spain the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in Alhama de Murcia are operating..

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Disinfection campaign continues in Alhama de Murcia
The Town Hall aims to protect those visiting the public administration buildings and shopping for essential supplies As the coronavirus emergency lockdown continues work continues in Alhama de..

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No rubbish recycling for households hit by coronavirus in Murcia
All household waste in the standard grey container for households with patients or suspected patients The government of the Region of Murcia has announced that any household containing a confirmed..

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Police warn against increased robberies in holiday areas
Criminal activity generally has fallen since the lockdown began The level of crime reported in the streets of not only the Region of Murcia but also across Spain has fallen, due to three principal..

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Bank robber arrested in Monteagudo after locking himself inside with the staff
The failed robbery just outside the city of Murcia took place on Wednesday morning An unsuccessful bank robber was arrested on Wednesday by officers of the Guardia Civil and the local police force..

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Coronavirus lockdown fines in Lorca will be used to buy facemasks for medical staff
175 fines were imposed by the Policía Local in Lorca in the first 10 days of lockdown Diego José Mateos, the Mayor of Lorca, announced on Tuesday that all money generated by fines on people breaking..

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Over 140 mm of rain in Cartagena on Tuesday as Mar Menor towns suffer more flooding
The fourth clean-up in 7 months begins in Los Alcázares The latest heavy storm to cause flooding in Los Alcázares and other towns and villages in the Campo de Cartagena and along the coastline..

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Regional governments empowered to take over homes for the elderly following shocking corpse discoveries
Strict new measures govern old people’s homes after scandalous revelations of Covid-19 deaths With the number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Spain continuing to rise sharply the capacity of..

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Ryanair does not expect to fly during April and May
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled will be contacted Michael O’Leary asks for patience as office staffing levels have been severely depleted A statement issued on Tuesday 24th March..

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UK pensioners in Spain hit by a 10 per cent drop in the pound-euro exchange rate
Sterling is currently trading at 1.08 euros on international money markets Over the last month the value of the pound against the euro has dropped by around 10 per cent and already many of the..

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Flooding returns to the Mar Menor for the fourth time since September
Emergency services are wary of rescue operations due to the risk of coronavirus contagion Just hours after Mario Pérez Cervera, the Mayor of Los Alcázares, reported that the first two cases of..

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Spanish shoppers stop panic buying and purchase 78 per cent more beer
Desperate time call for desperate measures – so pour yourself another desperate measure! It is now 10 days since the coronavirus lockdown in Spain was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez..

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100 mm of rain falls close to Cartagena overnight
Over 100 millimetres of rain recorded in Cartagena in 24 hours Torrential rain hammered down on much of central and coastal Murcia on Monday night, and along the inland coast of the Mar Menor..

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Madrid ice rink to be used as a morgue as the coronavirus death toll soars in the Spanish capital
The Palacio de Hielo offers the cold necessary to store bodies awaiting burial or cremation The extent to which the coronavirus continues to spread throughout Spain, and particularly in the national..

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Marines from the Tercio de Levante arrive in Águilas to join coronavirus containment efforts
The Mayoress of Águilas welcomed the Marines from the Tercio de Levante deployed in Águilas The Mayoress of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, and the councillor for Citizen Security, Tomás Consentino..

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Special shopping hour for the elderly in Águilas
Over 65's will receive special attention and assistance between 09:00 and 10:00 The Carrefour supermarket in the Águilas Plaza Shopping Centre is operating a special shopping hour for the over..

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Águilas reminds drivers that passengers are not allowed in cars except in limited exceptional circumstances
Children and elderly people may be passengers if absolutely necessary The Town Hall of Águilas reminds members of the public that during the current coronavirus emergency it is not permitted for..

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Spanish borders closed to those trying to enter the country
The restrictions reach ports and airports as well as the land borders with Portugal and France The closure of Spain’s land borders which was announced last week was reinforced at midnight on..

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Supermarket opening hours and safety rules for shoppers during the corona crisis
Sunday opening ban has now been quashed and shoppers can buy food on Sunday During the state of coronavirus emergency declared by the Spanish government nine days ago shops selling food are allowed..

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State of Emergency in Spain to be extended by a further 15 days
The national government has taken the decision after a teleconference with the regional governments this morning The number of cases keeps on rising, and this morning Spain has 25,483 confirmed..

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Gas bottle prices frozen for 6 months
The government is concerned to make sure families are able to live comfortably during the State of Emergency and the economic upheaval which will inevitably follow. Gas bottle prices have been..

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