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UK lockdown

PM finally applies strict measures in line with other EU countries after voluntary social distancing failed THE UK is in lockdown to contain coronavirus since...

Latest virus figures given for Valencia region

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló gave a press conference at midday today (Thursday) to report the figures relating to the coronavirus...

State of emergency to continue

MPs have voted to extended state of emergency measures designed to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic until April 12. The parliamentary session was...

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No one will be left on the street, says Ambassador

The British Embassy has published advice for UK residents who are trying to return to their country of origin. They noted that the Spanish government...

Campsite coronavirus chaos

The government decree issued last week, stating that all hotels, short term holiday rentals and campsites had to close caused alarm and upset throughout...

Hefty fines for those who defy the lockdown

Spain is now into its second week of lockdown, and there is a stronger police presence than ever.  At the weekend there were traffic...

Coronavirus – regional update (Wednesday)

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has announced the figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. A further 28...

Two dead after drinking ‘nearly pure’ alcohol

Two people have died after consuming drinks which contained 96% alcohol. National Police reported that they are investigating the deaths which occurred following a get-together...

Fines for confinement breakers

More than 900 people have been fined in Torrevieja alone for breaking the confinement rules set out under the state of emergency decree. Around Spain...

Making masks

Volunteers from all over Alicante province and the Mar Menor area have been manufacturing masks in their homes for the healthcare services to help...

€6 million Easter museum to become a council centre

Torrevieja council has announced that the town’s empty Easter museum – which was completed nearly five years ago – will be turned into a...

Bird protection declaration celebrated

The recent decision to extend the Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds around El Hondo natural park has been praised by Elche city hall. Full...

Coronavirus – regional update

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has just given the figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. She lamented...

Field hospitals under construction

Three ‘field’ hospitals are being constructed in Alicante, Valencia and Castellón to treat coronavirus patients in the event of health service overload. Regional president Ximo...

More protection for healthcare workers

The Valencia government is sending two planes to China to pick up essential healthcare material to fight the coronavirus. Regional president Ximo Puig explained that...

State of emergency to be extended until April 11

PM Pedro Sánchez has announced that he will be requesting parliament approval to extended the current state of emergency (in the state of alarm...

News on the stands

Costa Blanca News has been delivered to all outlets allowed to open during the lockdown this morning. Stay informed and get your copy when...

All English football suspended until April 30

By Jamie Gardner, PA PROFESSIONAL football in England will not resume until April 30 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the...

On being a wine judge

Regretfully, I’ve just tendered my resignation from the Spanish Wine Judging Panel of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, the IWSC, held annually, now...

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Latest virus figures for Valencia region

Councillor for health in Valencia region, Ana Barceló has just reported the latest figures relating to the coronavirus outbreak for the previous 24 hours. Sra...