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  • 13-Apr-21: 'Catalonia to propose delaying second Pfizer vaccine dose'

    ACN | Barcelona
    13 April 2021 08:05 PM
    13-Apr-21: 'Catalonia to propose delaying second Pfizer vaccine dose'

    Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson has proactively delayed deliveries of the one-shot Janssen jab to Europe after US health officials recommended suspending its use due to some rare cases of blood clots

HIGHLIGHTS


Barcelona deputy mayor Jaume Collboni speaks at a Barcelona reAct press conference in March, 2021 (by Aina Martí)

Barcelona aims to create 100,000 jobs in 20 new projects over next decade

Local council proposes to "transform" the economic model to make it "more competitive,...
A woman walks with a bicycle outside a Janssen branch in the Netherlands (by REUTERS / Piroschka van de Wouw)

Johnson & Johnson delays distribution of Covid-19 vaccine to Europe

Deliveries of the Janssen jab were expected this week but have been paused after as United States...
Spanish president Pedro Sánchez during the cabinet meeting on April 13, 2021 (by Borja Puig de la Bellacasa/Pool Moncloa)

Spain to allocate €13.2 B of EU funds towards sustainable transport and electric vehicles

President Sánchez announces €6.82 B will be spent on housing as part of economic recovery plan

COVID-19


Image of a nurse holding a syringe containing a Pfizer Covid-19 dose, on December 30, 2020 (by Catalan health department)

Catalonia to propose delaying second Pfizer dose so more people get first dose sooner

10% of people in Catalonia called to be vaccinated with AstraZeneca do not attend their...
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

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POLITICS


ERC MP Joan Josep Nuet photogrpahed outside the Spanish Supreme Court ahead of his trial for disobedience (by Andrea Zamorano)

Disqualified MP to bring his case to the Constitutional Court

Joan Josep Nuet was barred from office for disobedience during his time on the parliament bureau...
MP in Spain's congress Joan Josep Nuet entering Supreme Court for his trial, in Madrid, on March 24, 2021 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Supreme Court disqualifies 2017 parliament bureau member for independence push

Current Esquerra MP in Congress Joan Josep Nuet convicted to 8 months political disqualification...
ERC's candidate for the presidency of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès (by Job Vermeulen)

Minority government of pro-independence Esquerra on the table

Junts say they will not push country to snap election and could support Aragonès-led...

SOCIETY


Metal monolith which appeared on Sa Conca beach in S'Agaró, Costa Brava on March 30, 2021 (courtesy of Arocinema Associació)

Monolith found in Costa Brava disappears just two weeks after its discovery

Civic officer who went to open park only found concrete base with its screws sawed
A man in Lleida holds up a sign calling for the regularization of undocumented migrants (by Anna Berga)

Covid-19 worsens plight of undocumented in Catalonia

Càritas estimates around 100,000 people do not have residency permits

BUSINESS


The former air traffic control tower at Barcelona Airport is to be home to an international aviation start-up hub, April 12, 2021 (by Jordi Bataller)

Barcelona Airport March passenger numbers almost 90% less than pre-pandemic

Former air traffic control tower is to host international aviation start-up hub
An unemployment office in the city of Barcelona (by Ivette Lehmann)

Unemployment falls slightly in March with half a million still left without work

There are now 505,900 jobless in Catalonia, an increase of 21.31% compared to the same month last...
Letters spell 'Google' during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai (courtesy of Reuters)

Google becomes biggest tech firm to pull out of Mobile World Congress’ in-person event

Trade fair will still be held in Barcelona this summer, despite cancellations from Sony,...

MOST POPULAR


See how outbreak has evolved since February 25, 2020

County-level lockdown restored until April 19 at least

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

CULTURE


Photograph of the crowd of some 5,000 people at the concert-experiment without social distancing held in Barcelona (by Pere Francesch)

Results of concert-experiment with 5,000 attendees to be announced next week

Data collection will end this Saturday and the results will be shared with government authorities
The stall of a book shop that specialises in children's books during the July Sant Jordi celebrations of 2020 (by Mar Vila)

What will this year’s Sant Jordi festival look like?

Amid constantly evolving coronavirus measures, this year’s celebration of romance and...

LIFE & STYLE


Screenshot from the Lidl website displaying their new Prospero food processor for sale

Lidl returns to market with new product after losing food processor legal battle

Supermarket chain was forced to withdraw their Monsieur Cuisine cooking assistant, but now...
A moment from the opening night of the fireworks show in Blanes. (Photo: Lourdes Casademont)

Blanes postpones 50th edition of iconic firework contest due to pandemic

The committee makes the decision "reluctantly" to delay the internationally renowned event for...
Rural tourism house in Berguedà, located inland in northern Catalonia (by Estefania Escolà)

Bookings for this weekend and Easter skyrocket due to end of county-level lockdown

Inland cottages and accommodation in Pyrenees among most popular destinations

SPORTS


The Sitges GAA gaelic football team (photo courtesy of Cathal O Cuaig)

Imported Sports - Gaelic football among the Irish community

Catalonia’s diverse immigrant population have brought new traditions and sports to our shores
Spanish national team manager Luis Enrique photographed during a press conference (image from Spanish Football Federation)

Spanish football federation stirs political controversy by avoiding referring to Kosovo as a country

Statement lashes out at “destructive” attitude of Spain toward Kosovo ever since declaring...

TECH & SCIENCE


Catalan oncologist Josep Baselga receives the Catalonia International Award in 2016 (by ACN)

Josep Baselga, pioneer of cancer treatments and oncology, dies at 61

Catalan doctor revolutionised molecular mechanism understanding, saving countless lives
Catalonia's first nanosatellite, 'Enxaneta', launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (by GK Launch Services)

High hopes for Catalonia’s nanosatellites

Launching of 'Enxaneta' and creation of the Catalan Space Agency hope to boost local economy

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A referendum, an independence bid, and the many trials that ensued

A guide to the judicial cases, the courts, the charges, and the defendants

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The defendants during the trial on the 2017 independence referendum, February 12, 2019 (EFE Pool)

Constitutional Court magistrate withdraws from referendum case

Defense had requested Cándido Conde-Pumpido's recusal for 2017 comments stating...
Jailed Catalan leaders Dolors Bassa (left) and Carme Forcadell (Photos by Marina López and Gerard Artigas)

Court revokes privileges for jailed pro-independence leaders Forcadell and Bassa

Both politicians lose regular day leaves and will have to enter prison again as the other seven...
State Attorney Rosa María Seoane, during the interrogation of pro-independence activist Jordi Turull in the Supreme Court, February 19, 2019 (Supreme Court)

Spanish government decision on pardoning jailed leaders nears after report

Solicitor general avoids taking a side, non-binding Supreme Court review remains last step before...