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Arrivals board at Barcelona-El Prat airport, June 21, 2020 (by Albert Cadanet)

26 January 2021 02:13 PM

Spain extends UK flight ban for non-residents again

British strain accounts for fewer than 5% of new Covid-19 cases but rapid spread feared

A staff member in Barcelona's Hospital Clínic ICU puts on protective gloves (Francisco Àvia/Hospital Clínic)

25 January 2021 06:06 PM

Covid patients in Catalan hospitals surpass 3,000

Numbers in ICU have doubled in less than a month to reach 684 

Two health workers visiting a Covid-19 patient in an ICU in Barcelona's Hospital Clínic hospital on October 23, 2020 (by Hospital Clínic)

22 January 2021 10:36 AM

Health department warns of ‘overflow’ in ICU wards as third wave continues

Predictions foresee 1,300 patients, with 900 due to Covid-19

Imma Fornells, the first health professional to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine, Creu de Palau care home, Girona, January 19, 2021 (Salut)

20 January 2021 05:14 PM

'Vaccine starting to have an effect on population' say health chiefs

Preliminary data suggests that 12 days after first vaccination dose Covid-19 infection is 6 times less likely 

Covid-19 restrictions extended at least until February 7

20 January 2021 11:25 AM

Covid-19 measures extended for two further weeks until February 7

As health experts believe the peak of the third wave is near, restrictions on mobility and businesses will last even longer
A lab in Tarragona's Hospital Joan XXIII analyzes Covid-19 PCR tests (image from Hospital Joan XXIII)

20 January 2021 10:52 AM

16 cases of UK strain of Covid-19 already detected in Catalonia

Public health secretary certain number of positives of new variant will continue to increase

Differences betwen the Pfizer, Moderna, and Oxford vaccines

19 January 2021 02:40 PM

Guide to differences between the Pfizer-BioNTech, Modern and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines

Oxford-AstraZeneca jab expected to be approved and rolled out in February

A medical professional tests a man for Covid-19 in Olot, northern Catalonia (image courtesy of Olot council)

19 January 2021 12:39 PM

Drug that could provide immediate immunity against Covid to go to clinical trial

Catalan company Grífols develops potential supplement to vaccine rollout with first results to be known in spring
Covid-19 patients during the first wave in Trueta April, 22 2020 (by Hospital Trueta)

19 January 2021 11:27 AM

Health authorities believe Covid-19 third wave peak is 'very close'

Hospitalizations and patients in ICUs to continue on the rise, but increase in transmissions beginning to slow down, says government

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