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A lab in Tarragona's Hospital Joan XXIII analyzes Covid-19 PCR tests (image from Hospital Joan XXIII)

04 February 2021 01:51 PM

First case of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Catalonia

Strain detected in a patient from Barcelona with no link to a journey to or from the African country
A French police car at the Jonquera border on January 31, 2021 (by Gerard Vilà)

01 February 2021 03:39 PM

Catalans traveling to France must present negative PCR test to enter country

New measure affects all rail and land transportation in addition to plane and boat travel
A medical professional tests a man for Covid-19 in Olot, northern Catalonia (image courtesy of Olot council)

30 January 2021 10:17 AM

Catalonia surpasses 500,000 cases since outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic

Milestone of half a million reached just three months after passing 250,000 cases 

Catalan public health secretary Josep Maria Argimon on September 3, 2020 (by Miquel Codolar)

29 January 2021 01:37 PM

Public health secretary in favor of keeping 'most' Covid restrictions beyond February 7

Josep Maria Argimon says "more drastic" measures would be needed if British variant spreads

No more Covid-19 vaccines in fridges tomorrow, says public health secretary

27 January 2021 04:54 PM

Health department to run out of vaccine reserves this week

Second doses for 10,000 won’t be administered by recommended 21-day gap
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 

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