Face masks are now mandatory on public transport

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From last Monday, the wearing of face masks while traveling on public transport is now mandatory. This comes after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez made the announcement last weekend. “The government will hand out a total of six million masks at main transport hubs around the country,” said Sánchez, adding that another seven million masks would be distributed through the …

Spain to make flu vaccinations mandatory for pensioners

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While Spain continues to battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Andalucia has decided to make flu vaccinations mandatory for anyone over 65-years-of-age. Those people deemed to be at high risk will also be subject to the compulsory vaccination. These latest protective measures were announced by regional health minister Jesus Aguirre earlier in the week following a coronavirus task …

Bars and Restaurants prepare to open with restrictions

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While still not knowing when they will be given the green light to open following the COVID-19 pandemic, bars and restaurants are preparing for life under what Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the “new normal.” While no definite rules have been made yet, the government is busy figuring out how public places can open while still adhering to social distancing …

The Spanish government announces new coronavirus de-escalation measures

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While addressing parliament on Tuesday, April 28, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced a four-stage plan to gradually move away from the confinement measures the government had set out to help combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus. While no specific dates have been laid out for each phase of the plan, it is assumed that each step will be …

Spain to allow children to leave the house under certain conditions-Updated

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Parents will be pleased to read that starting from next week children will be allowed to leave the house after the Spanish government relaxed the emergency laws due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules are not without conditions and must be strictly adhered to as Spain tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Children up to the age …

Free face masks when using public transport in Malaga

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As a small segment of the population returned to work on Tuesday after the government’s directive to allow factory and construction industry workers to exit the lockdown volunteers handed out free facemasks at public transport hubs. In Malaga volunteers from the Protección Civil organisation began giving out free masks to workers using the metro and at the main bus stops …

Spain lays out back-to-work guidelines

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On Saturday, the Spanish government laid out guidelines for people to return to work after the country reported its lowest increase in coronavirus related deaths since March 23rd. Other than essential workers most Spaniards have been confined to their homes since the Middle of March, however, starting Monday people employed in construction and manufacturing will be allowed to return to …

Petition against new luxury golf complex gains momentum

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Despite everyone being housebound due to the state of emergency imposed after the COVID-19 outbreak, a petition to stop the building of a golf complex has gotten 2,500 signatures. Local action groups opposed to the project, Otra Nerja and Maro es Posible have managed to collect 1,200 in just five days. The large area of land in Maro where the …

Nerja’s old sugar factory could get a new lease of life

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The local Nerja government has decided to reactivate its plan to build an 18-hole golf course on the old sugar factory site near the Maro A-7 junction. After having shelved the project in 2015 following his loss of power in the local elections, Mayor Alberto Armijo, now back in the driving seat is looking to push ahead with the project. …