Author: Lydia Kay
Local Daily News 8th December
Infections have reached the maximum since the end of August with 1,050 cases in three days. Spain approves Covid-19 vaccines for children, with drive set to begin on the 15th of December. The Roads Unit repairs the bridge and reopens CV-95 after three days of traffic chaos in Torrevieja. The Church claims from Orihuela the municipal land used by a semi-private school.
Local Daily News 7th December
The covid passport increases vaccination by 74% in the Valencian Community. More than half of Spain is at medium risk for coronavirus. The tax on plastic packaging threatens to bankrupt 350 companies in the province of Alicante. The rebound in respiratory viruses saturates the health centers of the province of Alicante with delays of up to 20 days.
Local Daily News 6th December
The Civil Guard seals a score of illegal desalination plants in the province of Alicante. The University of Alicante and the Vega Baja Hospital lead a study to verify the neutralizing antibodies of the coronavirus. One out of every six euros of the Elche City Council’s 2022 budget will go to cleaning. The use of the covid passport convinces the clientele but divides the hoteliers.
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.