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Spain probes patient death after AstraZeneca jab

Three cases of people who suffered from thrombosis after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, one of whom died, are under investigation, Spanish health officials said Wednesday. The announcement by Madrid’s AEMPS medicines agency came two days after the government suspended use of the vaccine for at least a fortnight as a precaution. The three cases happened […]

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Italy, Germany to Give Just One COVID Shot to Some Patients

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy and Germany will administer just a single coronavirus vaccine dose to people who have been infected with COVID-19 up to six months beforehand, as governments scramble to save shots and speed up a stuttering EU inoculation rollout. The Italian health ministry recommendation applies to people who fell ill or who were […]

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Spain receives first COVID vaccine doses

Spain received its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine on Saturday, a day before the country is set to begin its immunisation campaign. A refrigerated truck arrived at Pfizer’s warehouse in Guadalajara in central Spain with the shipment, three days after it left the company’s factory in Puurs in northeast Belgium, the health ministry […]

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Child hand sanitiser poisoning cases spike in Spain

The number of children treated in Spain for accidental poisonings after ingesting hand sanitising gels has soared during the pandemic, the government said Wednesday, urging parents to keep the products out of reach. There have been 874 reported cases of intoxications from hand sanitising gels so far this year, compared to just 90 during all […]

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Spain to reopen borders with France, Portugal on June 22

Spain will reopen its land borders with France and Portugal on June 22, three months after they were closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, its tourism minister said Thursday. “In the case of France and Portugal, I want to confirm that from June 22, the restrictions on mobility will be lifted,” Reyes Maroto […]

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Spain sees slight hike in daily virus toll with 378 deaths

Spain’s daily virus toll rose slightly on Saturday with 378 people dying, the government said a day after the country registered its lowest number of fatalities in four weeks. The number was slightly higher than Friday’s figure of 367, hiking the overall death toll in Spain to 22,902, the third-highest figure in the world after […]

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Spain sees sharp drop in daily virus death toll

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Spain registered a sharp drop in its daily death toll from the new coronavirus on Sunday, with the number falling to 410 from 565. The total number of fatalities in Spain, the third hardest-hit country in the world after the US and Italy, has reached 20,453, the health ministry said. “It’s […]

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Spain virus death count ‘may be thousands short’

Spain’s coronavirus death toll soared past 19,000 on Thursday with another 551 deaths, but questions over the counting method have raised some regional concerns the real figure is much higher. After nearly five weeks of confinement, the rise in deaths and infections has slowed over the past fortnight, with the overnight fatalities taking the toll […]