After a disastrous summer season that saw hotel occupancy in Benidorm drop by 80%, hotel groups in the resort have expressed their dismay at the latest State of Emergency put in place last weekend by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, which he proposes to extend through until May next year.
A million more Spaniards slide into a poverty trap, a major charity tackling poverty across the world, has issued a stark warning that an extra million people in Spain will be classed as living in poverty
Latest reports from Spain’s health authorities say that there are up to 580 active outbreaks reports with 6,900 associated cases. That’s according to the latest figures released on Thursday by the Spanish Health Ministry. This represents a rise of nearly 100 outbreaks since last week, when the figure was 483.
46 outbreaks with more than 1,500 cases, have been detected in Spain’s nightlife venues, this equates to 32 infections each. Defined by the health ministry an outbreak is a group of three or more infections that have a epidemiological link and it is considered active when there has been a transmission within the last 14 days. Homes for the elderly are defined as an outbreak when only one positive case is detected.
Looking at the international flight arrivals today it is expected to see thousands of people arrive into the tourist hotspot areas across the coast of Spain this week. Since travel restrictions were lifted for certain counties and also that the UK government had removed the 14 day quarantine period from 6 July, tourism seems to of been kicked off with flights and travellers heading for the Spanish sunshine.
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