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2,000 Covid-19 tests to be performed in Barcelona per day

01 December 2020 02:38 PM

Dates and locations of new set of mass screenings for Covid-19 in Catalonia

Tests aimed at asymptomatic public are free with both PCR and antigen methods used

A health professional performing a PCR test in Sabadell (by Albert Segura Lorrio)

30 November 2020 11:05 AM

Coronavirus: outbreak risk drops from ‘very high’ to ‘high’ two months later

Figure increased fivefold as Covid-19 contagion skyrocketed in October

Differences between PCR and antigen tests

29 November 2020 04:43 PM

Q&A: Differences between antigen and PCR tests

Barcelona's Hospital Clínic epidemiologist Anna Llupià explains why rapid tests are not as reliable as some think

A man receives a flu vaccine on October 15, 2020 (photo by Gemma Tubert)

27 November 2020 04:41 PM

Catalonia pledges 900k Covid vaccine doses for first quarter of 2021

Government says 70% of the population to be immunized against coronavirus next year

Image of a flu vaccine dose on October 15, 2020 (by Gemma Tubert)

27 November 2020 10:18 AM

Full list of 15 population groups who will receive Covid-19 vaccine released

Divisions include all inhabitants while health professionals, care home users and people with serous disabilities will come first

Two nurses attend to a Covid-19 patient admitted to intensive care in Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta, November 19, 2020 (Image courtesy of hospital)

25 November 2020 06:21 PM

Hospitalized Covid patients fall below 2,000 for first time in a month

Number in ICUs now below 500 but authorities aim for under 300

A health worker during a clinical trial for hydroxychloroquine in Barcelona (by Lorcan Doherty)

25 November 2020 01:53 PM

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent Covid infections, Catalan study finds

Researchers advise against use of malaria drug promoted by Donald Trump

Violence against women rises during pandemic

25 November 2020 11:28 AM

Increase in gender-based violence during confinement

More women and children given care already in 2020 than in all of 2019 

A Spanish government meeting on the vaccination strategy on November 23, 2020 (by Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa)

24 November 2020 03:10 PM

Spain plans to vaccinate 2.5m by March with care homes given top priority

Health workers and disabled people also among first to get doses; vaccine will not be obligatory

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