Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 5th December
Ministry of Health notifies 544 cases in the province, the highest number since the 25th of August. Spain rules out mandatory vaccination as coronavirus incidence jumps 17 points. The Government requires Orihuela to cancel the urban modification of Cala Mosca. The Three Wise Men that stand 10 meters tall take to the Christmas square of Benidorm.
Local Daily News 4th December
Customers who enter bars and pubs without a covid passport will be fined up to 600 euros. The bipartisan initiates the procedures to collect a “fee” to enter the castle of Santa Bárbara. Fourteen municipalities of Vinalopó and l’Alcoià begin to pay their inhabitants for depositing their waste in the ecoparks. The Generalitat already admits the sixth wave has arrived while the rate of infection rises to 212 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Local Daily News 3rd December
The Government allocates 42 million to lower the bills of the fields and generate water for irrigation. Unemployment in Spain falls by 74,381, the biggest drop for November since 2008. Madrid reports first omicron infection with no connection to travel to southern Africa. Admissions for bronchiolitis increase compared to other years and affect younger children.
Local Daily News 2nd December
The lack of personnel and the healthcare pressure overwhelm the Torrevieja emergency service. Benidorm foresees 90% occupancy on the bridge with almost half of the hotels closed. Hidraqua will be able to detect the omicron variant in the covid analysis of wastewater. Second case of omicron variant detected in Spain.
Local Daily News 1st of December
El Palmeral de Elche celebrates 21 years as a World Heritage Site with a new regional law. Immunization against covid among the unvaccinated rises by 34% in the province of Alicante, and by 53% in the Valencian Community. The Spanish Health Ministry lists omicron as ‘variant of concern’ as Catalonia detects two suspected cases. The Port of Alicante expands part of its promenade with a wooden platform, gaining 1,000 m2 from the sea.
Local Daily News 30th November
The covid passport requirement comes into force on Friday after the endorsement of the Supreme Court. One in five unvaccinated people in the province lives in the Torrevieja health area. First case of omicron variant detected in Spain, in a traveler from South Africa. The number of minors treated for eating disorders increases by 44% compared to 2020.
Local Daily News 29th November
89% of university students in the province of Alicante who are looking for work find it in the first year. Education proposes Acciona for the award of the construction of the Colegio Amanecer de Torrevieja. The Local Police reinforces surveillance in rural areas with random checks. The Council focuses on the Vega Baja in its budget.
Local Daily News 28th November
British tourists can only enter Spain if they are fully vaccinated. The Local Police of Elche reinforces controls against the proliferation of imported products. Ten million euros to reinforce the Vega Baja Hospital and the Puente Alto polygon against floods. The General Hospital of Alicante leads a technique to remove tumors while preserving more parts of the lung.
Local Daily News 27th November
Traffic jams due to works on CV-70 reach the N-332 in Benidorm. Spain joins other EU countries with plans to restrict flights from southern Africa over fears of new coronavirus variant. The province of Alicante borders on the high risk of contagion after the rate of infection growing to 142 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Immunization of unvaccinated increases by 13% after the requirement of the covid passport in the hospitality industry.
Local Daily News 26th November
La Vega Baja says “enough”. As coronavirus incidence rises in Spain and regions consider Covid passports, demand for vaccination spikes. Hotels accuse the Government of sinking Imserso tourism and imposing low prices on them. The covid passport will be required in places with a capacity of more than 50 people and in hospitals.