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Canaries takes out 'Covid protection' insurance for tourists to 'reassure visitors they are safe'
Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Canaries takes out 'Covid protection' insurance for...

IN A BID to attract tourists this summer, the Canary Island government has taken out a multi-billion insurance policy to cover holidaymakers' expenses if they contract Covid-19 whilst visiting. Applicable to...

Iker Casillas announces his retirement from play
Sport Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Iker Casillas announces his retirement from play

THE GOALKEEPER who helped Spain to win two UEFA Euro titles consecutively and its first-ever World Cup in the middle has officially announced his retirement from play, 15 months after collapsing during training with a...

Mask which 'deactivates' Covid virus on sale in Eroski
Society Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Mask which 'deactivates' Covid virus on sale in...

A MASK which deactivates the SARS-CoV-2 virus and developed in Portugal is now on sale across Spain in Eroski supermarkets. The MOxAdTech is the first mask made of textile fabric which stops the virus in its tracks when...

Canarian president 'confident' UK will lift quarantine for region
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Canarian president 'confident' UK will lift...

CANARY Island president Ángel Víctor Torres says he is 'quietly confident' the UK will lift its quarantine restrictions soon – for this region, at least. Recently, the British government announced that...

Covid contact-tracing App ready to go live
Tech & Science Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Covid contact-tracing App ready to go live

A MOBILE phone contact-tracing application designed by Spain's government is about to become available to the public on a voluntary basis, having passed its first phase of tests. 'Radar COVID' is capable of...

Aliens and astronauts in ancient cathedrals? Unusual architecture explained
Culture Sun, Aug 2, 2020

Aliens and astronauts in ancient cathedrals? Unusual...

THE CATHEDRAL in Palencia will be 700 years old in 2021 – on June 1, to be precise – and, beautiful though it is, it's often overlooked by the spectacular gothic version in Burgos and the majestic domed-roofed...

Philip Stanton mural unveiled as a 'thanks' to Barcelona health service
Culture Sat, Aug 1, 2020

Philip Stanton mural unveiled as a 'thanks' to...

A FAMOUS international artist has decorated a metro station in Barcelona as a 'thank-you' to healthcare staff who battled on the front line during the worst months of the Covid-19 pandemic. US-born Philip...

What is the 'perfect' air-con temperature? Spanish sources advise
Society Fri, Jul 31, 2020

What is the 'perfect' air-con temperature? Spanish...

AROUND a decade ago, a law was brought into force setting minimum and maximum air-conditioning temperatures year-round – before then, it was fairly common, when popping out on a day when it was over 40ºC in the shade...

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