42,885 new Covid-19 diagnoses and 400 deaths during the last 24 hours across Spain
This is the third time this week that new cases have exceeded 40,000 a day..

British variant expected to become the dominant form of coronavirus in Spain by March
On Friday afternoon the British Prime Minister said new evidence is emerging..

19 deaths as hospitalisations pass 1,000; Murcia region Covid Friday 22nd
1,398 new cases were notified within the last 24 hour period Yet again..

Spanish mink breeders under pressure again after Covid outbreak at Galicia farm
3,100 mink are to be culled but calls for a halt to all mink farming meet..

Over-80s next on the list to receive the Covid vaccine in Spain
1.1 million doses have so far been administered to medical staff and those..

Murcian regional health minister resigns
The minister resigned after admitting he had vaccinated 400 health staff..

Spanish government refuses to authorise earlier curfew or full lockdown
15 of 17 regional governments are reported to have demanded stricter night..

New daily high in coronavirus case numbers in Spain with 41,000 more infections
The 14-day incidence rate has also reached unprecedented levels since the..

Murcian health minister faces harsh criticism for vaccinating himself and office-based health service staff
The Minister has apologised but refuses to resign; opposition politicians..

450 more businesses in Murcia apply for ERTE furlough schemes after the closure of the hostelry sector
1,500 workers affected, most of them thought to be bar and restaurant staff..

ERTE pandemic furlough schemes in Spain prolonged until the end of May
The jobs of workers affected are protected for six months after unions..

Second case of Spanish court ordering compulsory covid vaccination of carehome resident
The son of an elderly woman in Sevilla had refused permission for his mother..

   Valencia region closing down bars and restaurants and amplifying restrictions
The new measures come into effect in Alicante province, Valencia and Castell..

Murcia Region has second highest rate of covid contagions in the country
Moratalla is the worst affected municipality in the Murcia Region with a 14..

 137 hospital admissions in the last 24 hours and 12 deaths: Murcia Region covid 19th January
Image: Vaccines arriving at the Grupo Hefame storage centre The Tuesday..

Alicante field hospital opens 80 additional beds for coronavirus patients
A similar field hospital has opened in Valencia following a huge increase..

Murcia businesses producing 345,000 facemasks and PPE items every week
Production of quality-certified facemasks has boomed since Covid was first..

Spanish vaccination programme gathers momentum; almost 130,000 doses administered over the weekend
The regional health services have administered 78.5 per cent of all doses..

11 deaths in the last 24 hours; Murcia Covid Monday 18th
971 new cases have been diagnosed in the last 24 hour period Sunday..

144 sanctions issued by Cartagena police for non-compliance with covid regulations this weekend
6 hostelry businesses will be fined for serving meals behind closed doors..

Visitors and companions not allowed at Santa Lucía and Rosell Hospitals
Visits to those receiving care in the hospital have been suspended The..

Murcian Government requests that curfew time be brought forward
The regional president also wants the state to put measures in place so..

Bars and restaurants closed down in every municipality except Aledo and Librilla
Only the terraces of premises in these two municipalities may open to 75..

All non-essential businesses to close from 20.00 in the Region of Murcia
The regional Government expects hospitalisations to reach 1,000 within..

Madrid president asks Spanish Government to suspend flights from South Africa and Brazil due to mutations
A country that does not protect its borders does not protect its citizens..

Second doses of Pfizer vaccine administered in the Murcia Region
As of Sunday, the regional health authority had administered 37,530 vaccines..

Spain began to administer second dose of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday
As of Sunday, 768,950 first vaccines had been administered The Ministry..

Three new cases of the British variant detected in the Region of Murcia
On Friday the national Ministry of Health announced that a sample of covid..

1,446 new cases and 9 fatalities; Covid Sunday Region of Murcia
Hospitalisations continue to climb to record levels The Sunday figures..

11 covid deaths end a week in which cases have doubled in the Murcia Region
This has been the worst week of the pandemic so far for the Murcia Region..

 Over 40,000 new cases in 24 hours; highest Covid figures for Spain since pandemic began
The accumulated incidence rate also hit a record high at 575 per 100,000..

Spanish Health Ministry carrying out survey to determine spread of the British Covid variant
Madrid says it has 48 confirmed cases and is also studying a possible case..

 1831 new covid cases on Friday as hospital admissions in Murcia region reach record level
Yet again the region breaks its record for maximum number of active cases..

Face-to-face consultations with specialist doctors suspended in Murcia Region
Pressure continues to increase as covid hospital admissions reach highest..

Pfizer will reduce deliveries of Covid vaccine to Europe from next week
Spain is currently receiving around 350,000 doses a week and this will..

35,878 new Covid cases and 201 more deaths in Spain on Thursday
Hospital and intensive care patient numbers continue to increase alarmingly..

Murcian health service cancels all staff leave as covid situation deteriorates
The region now has the highest number of cases at any point in this whole..

Murcia regional government publishes decree prohibiting social interaction in the BORM
The decree prohibits any social gathering outside of the immediate domestic..

Hostelry sector ignores request from regional president and hundreds protest in Murcia
Last night the regional president specifically called for responsible action..

1901 new Covid-19 cases in Murcia Region on Thursday; hospital admissions soar
There are nearly 100 people in intensive care in the region today Image..

28 more beds being prepared in Rosell Hospital due to rising Covid-19 cases
On Wednesday both Murcia and Spain reported the highest new cases in a..

  Man found dead in Cartagena hospital car park had contracted Covid
The deceased was found at the Rosell hospital in the centre of Cartagena..

Covid pandemic causing Spaniards to delay having children, survey concludes
Three quarters of young adults do not consider that having children is..

17 residents at Navarra care home test positive for Covid after receiving first vaccine dose
The residents received their first jab on 5th January The Social Services..

Cantabria believes 13 per cent of all current cases involve British variant of Covid
82 cases in Cantabria are suspected to involve the strain of coronavirus..

Neighbouring Portugal announces month-long lockdown as the British Covid variant spreads
Schools are to remain open but non-essential activities face forced closure..

  Covid death toll in Spain could be as high as 80,000 says National Statistics Institute
Spain registered 20 per cent more deaths from all causes in 2020 than in..

Spanish government rejects calls for full lockdown again
The government refuses to endorse a single nationwide set of pandemic restrictions..

Galicia judge orders the first compulsory Covid vaccination in Spain
The case concerns an elderly woman who is not in a fit state to decide..

New Covid record in Spain with almost 39,000 new cases on Wednesday
The Covid incidence rate is near the peak reached in the autumn and continues..

Murcia region prohibits social gatherings for 14 days
Social contact must be limited to those who live in the same household..

First doses of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 arrive in Spain
35,700 doses have arrived in this first delivery The first vaccines developed..

All hospitals in the Region cancel non-urgent surgery due to soaring covid rates
Some ICU units are already full and new areas are being prepared for further..

Murcian college of doctors calls for full lockdown
The medics who must care for those who are falling sick say a full lockdown..

Covid vaccine rollout rate in Murcia and across Spain still sluggish
Image: health personnel being vaccinated in Murcia Region Figures reported..

Hostemur fears that Murcia could lose a third of its bars and restaurants following enforced closures
The hostelries association claims again that it is being victimized as..

British variant not yet impacting in Spain; soaring Covid cases due to Christmas socialising
The government Health Emergencies director insists that increased socializing..

Vaccinations begin for hospital workers across the Murcia Region
On Monday the vaccinations programme will begin in the health centres of..

Spanish Health Minister warns that hard weeks lie ahead as Spain passes 2 million covid cases
"We have to vaccinate, vaccinate and vaccinate. " The Spanish..

First case of British Covid variant found in the Region of Murcia
The 25 year old patient had travelled to the Region of Murcia for the festive..

COVID-19 left 754,532 additional unemployed in Spain during 2020; the biggest increase since 2009
Registered unemployment rises in Spain for the first time in 2020 after..

Annual flu vaccination campaign begins on Tuesday in the Murcia Region
This year 370,000 doses have been purchased and the health authority hopes..

Águilas announces cancellation of 2021 Carnival due to coronavirus
The Mayoress said it was “the hardest decision she had ever been forced to..

Masks must be worn in public areas when travelling to Spain
A few helpful hints for visitors travelling to Spain this summer and..

Post office opening times limited to 3 hours in the morning throughout Spain
Minimal services are being offered for the duration of the coronavirus..

Over 17,000 cases of Covid-19 in Spain by Thursday lunchtime
A rise of over 3,431 cases over the last 24 hours as the death toll rises..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Beniel and Calasparra confined from Thursday
The measure has been published in the BORM The main provisions published..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - UK postpones negative coronavirus test requirement for travellers until Monday
Negative test results in the 72 hours before arrival are to become obligatory..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 2,072 new Covid-19 cases in Murcia region during the last 24 hours
Yet another record day for the region as the Coronavirus crisis accelerates..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -   Another record number of new cases in Murcia Region; 1807 in the last 24 hours
The totals of active cases and those at home with mild cases now exceed..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New pandemic record set as Spain reports 61,422 Covid-19 cases over the weekend
The relaxation of restrictions on social gatherings over Christmas takes..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More than 9,000 active cases in Murcia Region on Monday; double the figure of a week ago
667 new positives were reported for Sunday; the highest Sunday figure of..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 36 municipalities of Murcia Region in confinement from midnight
Residents may not leave their home municipality other than for essential..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bars and restaurants closed in 36 municipalities of the Murcia Region
The number of municipalities in confinement increased on Monday from 22 to..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Last week Covid-19 cases in Murcia Region increased by 167 per cent; 1200 new cases reported on Sunday
Last week the region reported its highest level of new cases in one week..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1,444 contagions in 24 hours; Murcia Region beats covid record for the third time this week
6 further fatalities have been reported Coronavirus in Murcia: For the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1,279 new covid cases in 24 hours; highest daily total ever in Murcia Region
The first case of the “British variant” (SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant)was..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 568 new covid cases in Murcia Region; Thursday 7th January
The number of PCR tests undertaken on the Three Kings Bank Holiday was lower..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 22 municipalities will be confined from midnight on Friday in Murcia Region
Lorca, Cartagena and Murcia City are amongst those which join the 9 municipalities..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 1107 new cases of Covid in 24 hours; Wednesday 6th Murcia Region coronavirus
On Thursday the Covid Monitoring Committee will meet to impose new restrictions..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Sudden surge in new covid cases across Murcia Region; 765 in the last 24 hours. Tuesday 5th Jan
This level of new cases has not been seen since the last Bank Holiday at the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain notifies 30,579 new Covid-19 positives since Thursday evening
There have been 241 deaths from coronavirus since midnight on Thursday..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish Covid-19 vaccination programme playing catch-up following half-hearted start
Former WHO Director warns that third wave will be the worst and urges countries..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Catalunya decrees 10 day total municipal confinement from January 7th
The spread of the virus is once again accelerating in the region In..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 257 new cases and 2 deaths; Coronavirus Monday 4th January Region of Murcia
Hospitalisations have increased slightly in the last 24 hours Image..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - On January 5th and 6th bars, restaurants and cafes must close by 18:00 across the Murcia Region
Hostelry establishments will not be permitted to re-open in the evenings..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Seven further municipalities join Los Alcázares and Abanilla in confinement
The number of new covid cases has almost doubled during the last week in..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 466 new Covid-19 cases and 4 fatalities: Murcia region Sunday 3rd Jan
466 new cases of coronavirus have been reported within the latest 24 hour..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 10 additional covid testing points installed in Murcia Region
The health service is expecting a rise in cases following the festive celebrations..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 2021 begins with renewed rise in Covid cases: Murcia Region 2nd January
The number of active cases has risen above 4,000 again Long before the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Coronavirus incidence rate rises again in Spain as 320 more deaths are reported
Image: doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in Spain by air on Tuesday morning..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Christmas spike in Murcia Covid cases
Image: doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine arriving on Sunday 6 more fatalities..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Abanilla isolated as Covid outbreak causes spike in case numbers
The municipality joins Los Alcázares in being subjected to a travel ban..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Official coronavirus death toll in Spain passes 50,000 as vaccine rollout continues
Pandemic restrictions tightened in Mallorca as the incidence rate in the..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Alcázares remains in confinement for a further week
Abanilla has also been put into confinement for the next week The regional..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - A ray of hope in Spain as the first Covid vaccines are administered
Case numbers continue to rise as the immunization campaign begins The..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New Covid positives in Murcia increase slightly: Wednesday 23rd December
Hospitalisations are slightly lower than yesterday and there have been..

<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Andalusia analyzes Covid sequencing of positives following detection of new variant
The regional Government of Andalusia is analysing the sequencing of positives..