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Spanish authorities to stop giving daily Covid-19 updates

Restrictions continue to be eased gradually across Spain as infection numbers fall further

SUR MALAGA.

Both Spain's national and regional governments said last week that they will stop providing daily updates of Covid-19 cases in a further indication that the impact of the pandemic is subsiding. In the case of the national Ministry of Health, the bulletins will move to twice weekly from 14 March.

The country's coronavirus incident rate continues to drop. On 3 March there were 285 cases per 100,000 people in the Andalucía region, down from 424 a week earlier. In Malaga province, including the Costa del Sol it was 358.

From Saturday (5 March), Spain ended the quarantine requirement for the non-vaccinated and children who have been in close contact with a positive case. The effects of this will be felt particularly in schools.

Other restrictions have also been eased in nursing homes in Andalucía, meaning social distancing is no longer required by visitors.

In travel, Jet2 became the first of the main airlines flying into Malaga to say it was scrapping the requirement to wear a mask.