How to get an update on the Coronavirus 2021 (Covid-19) in Spain and on the Costa del Sol
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused utter chaos all over the world. Since March 2020, life has gone from its normal humdrum routine to one lockdown after another.
How we thought it odd when people walked about in facemasks to protect themselves from the Springtime pollen and dust. Now it is ‘odd’ (and illegal) when someone ISN’T wearing a facemask.
Travel was banned, then allowed, then banned again, then allowed in certain places and not in others. Sports stadiums are closed, gyms, bars, pubs, restaurants and so forth are allowed to open, then banned from opening, then allowed during certain hours of the day.
Here in Andalucia (at time of writing) we are not allowed out of our areas unless we need to be. Most places of work are either closed or limited to certain hours. Facemasks are worn, by law and we are washing our hands or using disinfectants endlessly.
The trouble is; people are confused as to what is and isn’t allowed.
Here is a great link to a free newspaper for the Andalucia region. The Olive Press is a great read and has been excellent at getting the facts out to people. It also explains, in layman terms, what the hell is going on! Check it out.
WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
Less common symptoms:
aches and pains
loss of taste or smell
a rash on the skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
CORONAVIRUS 2021 – HOW IT SPREADS
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
For all you will ever need to know about this horrible bug, please visit the World Health Organisation website. They have Q&A pages, videos and lots more to keep you informed,