Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 3rd September
Nightlife possibly to reopen for clients who are vaccinated or those who have a covid passport. Orihuela approves the building of 2,200 houses in the last stretch of the coastline free from urbanizations. The lemon campaign expects good prices at origin. Unemployment in Spain falls by 82,583 people, marking the best August in the current statistical series.
Local Daily News 2nd September
The risk of storms by DANA moves from the north to the south of the province. In just eight months, Spain hit the target of fully vaccinating 70% of the population. Benidorm installs air purifiers in the classrooms of all schools and nurseries. The PAT of the Vega Baja advances in the preparation of the territory in the face of natural catastrophes.
Local Daily News 1st September
Puig announces a de-escalation starting next Monday that will last a month. A DANA threatens the north of the province of Alicante with hail and heavy rains. Benidorm thoroughly cleans its ravines against possible episodes of a Gota Fría. Covid infections among people in their 20’s are reduced by 57%. Spanish tourism grows 10% compared to 2019 but does not compensate for the lack of foreign visitors.
Local Daily News 31st August
190,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in the Valencian Community. The Ministry of Health rules out the introduction of on-demand and walk-in vaccination in the Community. Four Georgians arrested for robbing homes on the Mediterranean coast. The Dolores Waste Transfer plant will start operating in about 20 days.
Local Daily News 30th August
Fears hotels without the British in Benidorm will go from full to closed. The Valencian Community is the autonomy with the most infected health workers during the pandemic. The EU does not provide the covid passport to those diagnosed only with antigen tests. All the playgrounds in Torrevieja will be renovated. Fire at a campsite in Benidorm.
Local Daily News 27th August
The cost of electricity doubles the installation of self-consumption solar panels. Anti-fraud investigates whether the Benidorm City Council allows hotels to operate without a license. Alicante and Orihuela are the areas with the highest risk of infection in the Valencian Community. A five-story building was confined in Orihuela due to smoke from a fire. A woman in Guardamar del Segura was saved with the help of a life preserver launched by a drone.
Local Daily News 26th August
An outbreak of covid in a residence in Torrevieja leaves 30 infected and several deaths. A pedestrian has been the victim of a hit-and-run on the same Torrevieja crossing where a couple died earlier this week. Number of deaths from covid in August are five times higher than in July. Dozens of bathers bypass the prohibition to access a beach in Orihuela with landslides.
Local Daily News 25th August
Health centers vaccinate against covid on demand and by appointment to speed up immunization. Nursing homes begin to periodically test their workers to prevent infections. The province of Alicante welcomes twelve Afghans of the 37 who have arrived in the Valencian Community. A French driver was arrested after the fatal run over of a married couple on a pedestrian crossing in Torrevieja.
Local Daily News 24th August
Orihuela executes the rehabilitation of the Palmeral greenhouse. The profile of an ICU patient in the fifth wave of covid: 25% are under 40 years of age and not vaccinated. Torrevieja delivers 23,000 lots of food and products to families without resources. Benidorm prepares a plan to safeguard the environmental quality of its beaches. Coronavirus restrictions to remain in Spanish schools, with half of high school students due to be vaccinated.
Local Daily News 23rd August
The province of Alicante doubles its smoke-free beaches and adds more coves than Valencia and Castellón combined. The fifth wave falls more slowly in the province of Alicante than in the rest of the Community despite the restrictions. The Health Ministry starts a new week of vaccination with 341,217 doses destined for those who missed their appointments. A party of 18 people without anti covid measures in a rural area of Albatera. A criminal group that stole from inhabited houses in the Vega Baja has been dissolved.