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Andorra announced new exceptional measures for the latest health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2

Monday, 21st September, the Minister of Health of Andorra, Martinez Benazet, announced new exceptional measures for the latest health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2

The measures are planned for a period of 15 days, extendable depending on the evolution of the situation.

Measures for groups: Meetings of relatives and / or friends (cohabiting nuclei/bubble) – the maximum number …

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Andorra limits family reunions and social activities to a maximum of 10 people from Monday, 21st September

The Minister of Health of Andorra, Joan Martínez Benazet, announced that the Government has approved a new decree that limits family reunions and social activities to a maximum of 10 people from Monday, 21st September as a measure “to try to curb the increase in Covid-19 cases”.

The limitation for leisure, cultural and sports activities remains …

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Andorra plans purchase COVID-19 vaccines from GAVI organization founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Andorran government has issued a press release saying that the country approves the decision to enter a contract for the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19. The Minister of Health of Andorra Martinez Benazet made a corresponding proposal. “The contract for the purchase of vaccines against COVID-19 will be executed using the COVAX Facility mechanism, …

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Andorran children will be going back to school in phases

Andorran children will be going back to school in phases. Those under 12 will go back on the 9th September as usual. 12-year-olds and up will return on 14th September. There will be optional but recommended testing for all children over 6 going back to school, in designated stop labs. Those children that do not …

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Andorra: Mandatory use of masks is prescribed on public roads and in places—both closed and open

On Tuesday, July 14th, the Andorran government approved news regulations for the public health emergency caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which take exceptional measures to minimize the risk of transmission of the virus.

According to Andorran Minister of Health Joan Martinez Benazet, given the epidemiological situation in neighbouring countries and the opening of borders, it is …

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The accumulation of so-called “one-day tourists” coming to Andorra for cheap cigarettes and alcohol provoke multi-kilometer traffic jams

The Spanish-Andorran border registered a mobility 2% lower on this 22nd June, to that of last year. As for the Franco-Andorran border, the first fortnight of June has experienced an increase of 27%. Comparing these data with June 2019, there is an increase of 50%.

The accumulation of so-called “one-day tourists” coming to Andorra for cheap …

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From 1st July, before going to see a medical consultant in Andorra, patients must visit their GP

From 1st July, before going to see a medical consultant in Andorra, patients must visit their GP, (or referring doctor), so that he/she can make the relevant referral. Accordingly, patients will need to pay twice.

This decision has been made by the government of Andorra.

Gynecologists, ophthalmologists and dentists are excluded from the list of these specialties, …

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Those who have the most difficulties finding work in Andorra are those who are neither Andorran, Spanish or Portuguese

According to Employment Agency of Andorra, by this moment 1,761 people enrolled in the service, 41% compared to last month. The situation is not affected by gender but by age. The most affected group is 26-39-year-olds. By nationality, those who have the most difficulties finding work are those who are neither Andorran, Spanish or Portuguese. …

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