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Record number of jabs due this week

A total of 500,000 jabs against Covid-19 are due to be administered in the Valencia region this week – the highest number yet. Of these,...

Call for calm over case rises

“Keep calm and stay watchful.” This was the advice offered by regional health councillor Ana Barceló over the rise in Covid-19 infections and the recent...

Covid restrictions return

The Valencia government’s requests to limit gatherings of people to 10, and reintroduce a curfew in the municipalities worst affected by Covid-19, has been...

Summer heats up

A mini-heatwave is due to affect the provinces of Alicante and Valencia – and Murcia region this weekend. Both yellow and orange warnings for heat...

No policy to delay AstraZeneca jabs, says health authority

Answering questions from Costa Blanca News this week, the regional health authority stated that they are still aiming to give people in the 60...

Calling in the cavalry for the summer

The regional government is stumping up €64.9 million to employ an additional 6,500 healthcare professionals and open 32 temporary surgeries in tourism hotspots for...

Drug ‘fast ferry’ service busted

The security forces have arrested 65 suspects in an operation against drug smugglers who used high-powered boats to ferry hashish from North Africa to...

DGT safe summer campaign launched

‘Don’t ruin this summer we all deserve so much’, is the message of the national traffic department (DGT) campaign for a safe holiday season...

VAT cut to reduce soaring electricity bills

A temporary reform passed by the Cabinet yesterday (Thursday) will cut electricity bills for homes by over 10%, according to treasury minister María Jesús...

End to face masks with social distancing

The government has announced that people will be able to take off their face masks outdoors – but only when they are 1.5 metres...

Valencia trade is on the up

The Valencia region notched up a record for exports in the first four months of 2021. Regional councillor for commerce and work, Rafa Climent noted...

Drones to detect dangerous driving

The DGT traffic authority has distributed the 39 drones which will be in use around the country this summer, with 91.2 million car journeys...

Beach access ramp rebuilt

Pedestrian access to Las Villas beach from Calle Olas in Pilar de la Horadada has been reopened, announced the town hall. The ramp and staircase...

Water deaths ‘are avoidable’

A total of 11 people died from drowning or in ‘aquatic accidents’ in the Valencia region during June, prompting the health department to launch...

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