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  • 23-Jul-21: 'Third Covid vaccine dose likely to be needed'

    ACN | Barcelona
    23 July 2021 08:45 PM
    23-Jul-21: 'Third Covid vaccine dose likely to be needed'

    A third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is expected to be needed as part of the current rollout. When we will have to get an extra jab is yet to be determined.

HIGHLIGHTS


Barcelona El Prat airport (by Albert Cadanet)

Germany declares all of Spain a Covid-19 high-risk zone

Unvaccinated travelers will have to quarantine for 10 on return
One of tha Catalan police officers during his trial, accused of concealment for accompanying former president Carles Puigdemont in Germany (by Pol Solà)

Catalan police officers accompanying Puigdemont when arrested in Germany acquitted

Spanish National Court rejects 1.5-year sentence each for concealment requested by public...
Spanish health minister Carolina Darias on July 20, 2021 (Pool Moncloa / Fernando Calvo)

New variants mean annual Covid-19 jabs will be necessary, says Spain's health minister

"Everything suggests" a third dose will be required during current rollout campaign

COVID-19


Graph showing the first week of the vaccine rollout in Catalonia

Covid-19 vaccine rollout progress in Catalonia: graph updated daily

Doses began on December 27, 2020, with authorities aiming to administer it to 70% of the...
Screenshot of a chart showing daily coronavirus cases reported in Catalonia

Coronavirus in Catalonia: daily figures explained in graphs

See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020
An empty Lleida street after the first Covid-19 curfew came into effect in October 2020 (by Anna Berga)

Catalonia to extend curfew in 165 municipalities for another week following court approval

The 1 am to 6 am measure, already in place in the Barcelona area and beyond, will now also affect...

Catalan News TV

POLITICS


Catalan justice minister Lourdes Ciuró and economy minister Jaume Giró (by Arnald Prat)

Catalan public finance institute pays guarantee of leaders accused of illicit foreign action

Public body put up money for former officials involved in Spain’s Court of Auditors case...
Finance minister Jaume Giró in parliament (by Guillem Roset)

Catalan government backtracks and will help former officials face €5.4m fine

Public body to act as financial guarantor of 34 accused by Spain’s Court of Auditors of...
Calonge Castle (Calonge i Sant Antoni council)

Costa Brava town to host debate on future of Europe

'Europe in Blue' organizers hope event in Baix Empordà becomes annual forum for...

SOCIETY


The Montgrí fire on July 22, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

Montgrí wildfire burns over 100 hectares

Second blaze to affect Costa Brava area in less than a week
Image of the demonstration to reject homophobia in Barcelona on July 22, 2021 (by Cristina Tomàs White)

Barcelona condemns violence against LGBT+ community

Protesters mobilized following increased reports of homophobia and transphobia

BUSINESS


Endesa's Mata electrical substation in Barcelona's Poble-sec neighborhood (by Aina Martí)

Experts say high electricity prices will last 'until end of year'

New all-time high of €106.57 per MW/h in Spain
A tourist apartment in L'Estartit on the Costa Brava (ATA)

Costa Brava tourism hit by cancelations after rise in Covid cases

Girona coastline feeling impact of the absence of foreign visitors it relies on
Horrorland's mascot, Mortimer

Horrorland to reopen in water park on October 15

Theme park moves to new location in Illa Fantasia and adds disused spaces to triple its area

MOST POPULAR


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020

1 am to 6 am curfew in Barcelona and 160 other cities and towns

Doses began on December 27, 2020, with authorities aiming to administer it to 70% of the population by end of August 

CULTURE


The Casa del Llibre in Passeig de Gràcia during the event 'Llibrestiu' (by Pere Francesch)

‘Llibrestiu’ infuses Catalonia’s streets with literature

Celebration takes place across Catalonia in 40 different cities with hundreds of activities for...
Advertising poster of 'Llibrestiu' festivity

How to enjoy summer book celebration ‘Llibrestiu’ on Thursday

More than 100 bookshops from 40 different cities across Catalonia will celebrate it

LIFE & STYLE


Hot air balloons getting ready for Igualada's 25th European Balloon Festival (by Mar Martí)

25th European Balloon Festival underway in Igualada

Over 30 hot air balloons participate in activities marked by health and safety measures
The dancefloor in Barcelona club 'Jamboree' on its first night reopening after 15 months closed (by Àlex Recolons)

Limited return to nightlife on its first night after 15 months

Many nightclubs plan to reopen for Sant Joan or once current restrictions are further relaxed
The interior of the Sagrada Família basilica (image from Sagrada Família website)

What you need to know if you're visiting Catalonia this summer

Which sights are open, under what Covid-19 conditions, and some alternative ideas for around...

SPORTS


Catalan swimmer Mireia Belmonte biting her gold medal in 200m butterfly at Rio Olympics (by David Gray / Reuters)

125 Catalan athletes heading to Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

Mireia Belmonte, Gasol brothers, Saúl Craviotto and waterpolo teams among medal hopefuls
Empty Camp Nou before the a match between FC Barcelona and Celta Vigo on May 16, 2021 (by Albert Gea/Reuters)

La Liga and ACB leagues to allow fans 'as normal' next season

Men's professional football and basketball top tiers had only accepted up to 1,500 supporters in...

TECH & SCIENCE


Microsoft logo on an office building in New York on July 28, 2015 (by Reuters/Mike Segar)

Catalans among victims of 'government' espionage, says Microsoft

Tech firm points finger at "Israel-based private-sector offensive actor" hired by cabinets as...
Creative director of Newtonlab Space, Roger Belso, showing off the hologram device presented by his company and Mobile World Capital at the 2021 Mobile World Congress (by Albert Cadanet)

Holograms to ‘teleport people’ around the world presented at MWC21

5G devices offer ultra-high-definition picture and could revolutionize communications, health,...

IN DEPTH


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PODCAST: Filling the Sink – all episodes

From sport and culture to news and current affairs, 20-minute podcasts on all things Catalan 
A plane flies over the Ricarda lagoon, a protected area that could be affected by plans to expand Barcelona Airport, June 9, 2021 (by Àlex Recolons)

PODCAST: Expanding Barcelona Airport - economic necessity or environmental folly?

Business leaders support plan to make El Prat an international hub but environmentalists warn...

CATALAN TRIAL


Former Catalan foreign action minister Raül Romeva (by Bernat Vilaró)

Pardoned Catalan independence leader: ‘This is a question of democracy, not nationalism’

Raül Romeva insists on need for amnesty and dialogue “with no limitations” to resolve conflict
Seven Catalan independence leaders exit prison after being pardoned by Spain (by Nia Escolà)

Supreme Court rejects urgent unionist plea to send independence leaders back to jail

Magistrates will not put pardons immediately on hold as requested, but final decision on legal...
Seven jailed Catalan leaders leave the Lledoners prison (by Nia Escolà)

Independence leaders walk free following Spain’s pardons after 3.5 years in prison

Nine politicians and activists had been found guilty of sedition for leading Catalonia’s...