Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 28th December
The Central Market of Elche will be designed as a public square for leisure, culture and gastronomy. Australian New Year’s Eve gains strength in the face of massive cancellation of dinners and parties. The omicron variant is already behind 23% of covid positives in the Valencian Community. Puig leaves the cancellation of acts in the hands of the municipalities despite the increase in infections.
Local Daily News 27th December
A hundred people queue to attend the Three Kings Parade in Alicante. 90% of the population reaches Christmas with the complete vaccination schedule. Workers Commission denounces overload in Primary when the emergencies shoot up due to more infections. Unrest and complaints from aspiring taxi drivers in Elche over the lack of tests this year.
Local Daily News 26th December
The Ministry of Health notifies 1,955 new infections in the province, the highest figure since February. Benidorm asks for 4.3 million to fill streets, schools and public buildings with trees. Puig brings up the covid passport again on terraces and asks for a legal report.
Local Daily News 24th December
More than 30,000 registered in Benidorm have already downloaded the discount vouchers. Benidorm cancels Christmas Eve festivities and the New Year’s Eve party on the beach due to covid. Ximo Puig says now that the lawyers of the Council are studying how to demand the covid passport on the terraces. Orihuela closes the beaches on Christmas Day to avoid crowds.
Local Daily News 23rd December
Benidorm will seek tourists in more than twenty countries to revive the sector. Spain to introduce mandatory outdoor masking against coronavirus. Covid infections soar with 1,490 cases in 24 hours to two days before Christmas. The Council will not require the covid passport on terraces, although the Superior Court of Justice endorses it.
Local Daily News 22nd December
The maintenance contract of the Orihuela coast pressures to collect. Education begins the works of the Amanecer de Torrevieja school. Spain’s regions unwilling to introduce strict restrictions despite rise in coronavirus cases. Coronavirus incidence in Spain now exceeds 600 cases per 100,000 as omicron gains ground.
Local Daily News 21st December
Spain’s PM to meet with regional leaders to discuss new Covid-19 measures over ‘real risk’. Puig expands the requirement of the covid passport to small hotels, cinemas, circuses, gyms and swimming pools. Conflict over social housing in Callosa de Segura. The fear of contagion to empty the classrooms before the Christmas holidays start.
Daily Local News 20th December
The province faces this Christmas with more than double the number of infections than in 2020. When the covid passport fails. Immigration once again prevents the province of Alicante from losing population. The animal shelters of Elche reject requests to adopt animals as Christmas gifts.
Local Daily News 19th December
An old, abandoned hostel in the centre of Benidorm has been demolished in order to build a hotel. Public Health estimates that the vaccine for children reduces the spread of the virus by 16%. The carrier strike scheduled for Christmas is called off. Millions in losses in the hospitality industry due to the cancellations of Christmas lunches and dinners in the province of Alicante.
Local Daily News 18th December
The hoteliers demand that the measures to the British tourists be relaxed. Omicron variant spreads across Spain: In Madrid, it already accounts for 30% of diagnosed cases. Altea cancels the New Year’s Eve party due to the increase in the incidence of covid. Farmers install gates and cameras due to the increase in crime in La Campaneta.