PODCAST: Covid-19 – the endgame? Measures eased and nightclubs open again
Filling the Sink goes clubbing as most coronavirus restrictions in Catalonia are lifted
This is a good news podcast! With almost three-quarters of the population fully vaccinated and less than 100 people in ICU – down from nearly 600 at the beginning of August – almost all of Catalonia's Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
Capacity limits are no longer in place in most settings, restaurants are back to pre-pandemic opening hours and nightclubs are back.
Cristina Tomàs White and Cillian Shields join Lorcan Doherty to discuss the latest coronavirus figures and measures, and there's a trip to Razzmatazz, one of Barcelona's biggest clubs, as it reopens for the first time in 19 months.
While the vaccine program has been very successful, there have been some issues with people who are not registered with the Catalan health system CatSalut having problems obtaining their EU Covid certificate. The email address mentioned in the podcast to contact in the first instance is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week's Catalan phrase is 'tenir la festa en pau'. Literally meaning 'to have the party in peace', it's used, for example, to urge people to calm down and move on during an argument.
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