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Specific protocols for Coronavirus activated

The Minister of Health, Joan Martinez Benazet, informed the Government of the actions that are being taken in relation to the new Coronavirus identified in China and the situation in Andorra. He informed that since the start of the alert, the health authorities have proceeded to inform health professionals and reminded them of the appropriate …

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Andorra will fully assume taxi service fees for Andorran patients

The Andorran Ministry of Health, the State Insurance Service Company (CASS) and taxi service provider have concluded an agreement to provide an individual service for transporting patients who must receive treatment outside Andorra (if the medical services cannot be performed in Andorra).

 It mainly relates to radiotherapy treatments.

 The agreement allows patients to travel …

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Andorra starts a project aimed at reducing the plastic waste created in mountain ecosystems

The government of Andorra has approved a project aimed to reduce plastic waste created in mountain ecosystems, including mountain rivers.

The goal of the project is to prevent the accumulation of plastic waste in mountain ecosystems and their release into the sea.

The mission covers the Pyrenees of Catalonia, Andorra and France.

The project will assess the possible …

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Electricity rates for 2020 include modifications to assist economically disadvantaged people and favour energy efficiency and self-supply

The Cabinet has approved the modification of electricity tariffs for 2020. These new tariffs incorporate some changes aimed at promoting self-supply, making the rate more accessible for economically disadvantaged people and energy costs optimization by shifting the consumption to the times when it is cheaper. The new rates will be applied from January 1, 2020.

The …

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A conference “Euro banknotes: verifying authenticity and detecting counterfeits” will take place on December 18th

The conference will take place on December 18, at 9.30, at the Chamber of Commerce of Andorra. It will be held by representatives of the Judicial Police and Criminal Investigation Area, such as the National Central Office (OCN), in accordance with the provisions of the Law 17/2013.

This Law is dedicated on the introduction of euro …

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In Andorra, there are a total of 89 registered HIV-AIDS cases, 80.9% of which correspond to men and 19.01% to women

Since last December, in order to facilitate early detection of the infection and make it accessible to the entire population, a rapid detection test is available in all primary care centers, free of charge and confidential.

Since then, a total of 32 rapid HIV infection screening tests have been performed, all negative.

The Ministry of Health insists …

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