Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Tuesday May 19, 2020

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The number of daily coronanvirus-related deaths in Spain fell down, for third day in arrow below 100, to 59 this past Monday, according to the latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry.

The news comes as parts of the country move to a new phase of the coronavirus deescalation plan.

 

As of May 18, the total number of victims in Spain now stands at 27,709 while infections number 231,606 as certified by PCR lab tests.

As of May 18, total deaths from the virus in Seville are 275.

Seville continues in PHASE 1, and as of yesterday the entire region of Andalucía where Sevilla is located is within PHASE 1 of the quarantine.

Shops, restaurants, barber shops, and other small businesses are starting to open and its great to see "Sevillanos" again out on the streets being responsible with distance, wearing masks, and not gathering in large numbers avoiding to create a crowd.

 

 

Tuesday May 12, 2020

FASE 1

The number of daily coronanvirus-related deaths in Spain fell to 123 on Monday, according to the latest figures from the Spanish Health Ministry.

As of May 11, the total number of victims in Spain now stands at 26,744, a 0.54% rise on the day before. This is the lowest percentage increase since the peak of the outbreak in early April.

As of May 12, total deaths from the virus have climbed to 26,920, and in Seville 271.

In Spain, to date, a total of 228.030 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by PCR and 138.980 healed.

To this day theres 15,522 cases that have been confirmed in Andalusia, of which 2.842 have been located in Sevilla.

Seville started yesterday, Monday May 11, PHASE 1 of the quarantine, and it will not be until May 25 that the Spanish goverment allows those cities that do well and are still under control of the virus to move onto PHASE 2.

Not all the country is starting PHASE 1. The following cities are still in PHASE 0:

  • Barcelona
  • Gerona
  • Madrid
  • Segovia
  • Toledo
  • Ciudad Real
  • Albacete
  • Granada
  • Malaga

What did PHASE 1 mean:

1) Meetings of up to 10 people will be allowed at home or outside always respencting the minimun distance of 2m and respecting the higyene rules and refulations

2) The train (RENFE- Cercanías) will start operating around Spain.

3) Will be able to use the car again. Up to 10 people per car.

4) Bars with outdoor terraces can open at 50% of their capacity, and groups of clients cannot exceed 10 people.

5) Small shops (smaller than 400 square meter) will be allow to open but only can take in 30% of their capacity and always respecting the 2 meter distance.

6) Outdoor markets will be allowed but only 25% of them and only allowing a third of general amount of people to enter.

7)  Go out to do exercise (running and ciclying)

8)  Go out for walks


 

Tuesday May 5, 2020

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SPANISH health officials say there have been 185 Covid-19 deaths and 867 new infections in the last 24 hours in Spain

Total deaths from the virus have climbed to 25,613.

In Spain, to date, a total of 219,329 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by PCR and 123,486 healed.

To this day theres 14,630 cases that have been confirmed in Andalusia, of which 2.773 have been located in Sevilla.

Seville is already in PHASE 0 of the quarantine and starting May 11 it will be one of the cities of Spain to start PHASE 1.

What does PHASE 1 mean:

1) Meetings of up to 10 people will be allowed at home or outside always respencting the minimun distance of 2m and respecting the higyene rules and refulations

2) The train (RENFE- Cercanías) will start operating around Spain.

3) Will be able to use the car again. Up to 10 people per car.

4) Bars with outdoor terraces can open at 50% of their capacity, and groups of clients cannot exceed 10 people.

5) Small shops (smaller than 400 square meter) will be allow to open but only can take in 30% of their capacity and always respecting the 2 meter distance.

6) Outdoor markets will be allowed but only 25% of them and only allowing a third of general amount of people to enter.

A quick note to let you know that in Seville people are already allowed to go out for exercise or walks. They hace certain times for each age group.

We also continue to be allowed to go out for food shopping, pharmacies and hospitals



 

Tuesday April 28, 2020

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The latest official figures* released by Spain’s Health Ministry in Madrid on Monday 27 April confirm that 23,521 people have died from the pandemic in Spain, up by 331 from Sunday April 26.

Sunday had seen an increase of 288 Coronavirus-related deaths over Saturday – the lowest figure since 20 March.

To this day theres 13,250 cases that have been confirmed in Andalusia, of which 2.575 have been located in Sevilla.

The region of Andalusia is one of the regions being less affected and will be one of the first to open. 

In Sevilla, this past Sunday, the goverment approve to allow children under 14 years old to go for walks or to the park accompanied by one adult. Each adult can be with a maximun of 3 children.

The Spanish government has laid out a plan to follow for each region of the country that opens up. This plan has 4 steps or phases (0,1,2 and 3) to follow.

PHASE 0
May 2 - All businesses that you can book an appointment in advance will be allowed to open. Restaurants that offer Take Away and hairdressers will be included in this category. People will also be allowed to go out to the street to run early in the morning or late evening.

Next week we will post more about the other phases. Make sure to follow our news!



Monday April 20, 2020

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We would like to share with you the latest news that we have about the coronavirus (COVID 19) on Spain, Andalucía and Sevilla.

The country reported 399 deaths in the past 24 hours, lower than Sunday’s figure of 410. A total of 20,852 people have died in Spain, with over 200,000 infected and more than 80,000 cured.

Spain's latest coronavirus figures appear to confirm the virus's downward curve, given that at one point earlier this month the country was recording nearly 1,000 deaths each day.

Also, the number of daily new infections appears to have stabilised. 

In the region of Andalucia, where Sevilla is located, we reached the peak on March 30 with around 2,800 hospitalised patients. That number has been reduced to less than half. 

In the region of Andalucía there has been registered a total of 11.555 cases of which 2.371 have been located in Sevilla. In Sevilla 215 people have died since the pandemic started and one more person has died in the past 24hrs.

The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, is expected to ask parliament to extend the national lockdown until 11 May.

We will continue to keep you updated with any new news. 

Thank you for your patience, support, strength, and courage – we will get through this together.

Thursday March 26, 2020

We are living in very uncertain times as health officials in Spain and around the World are working around the clock to contain and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. During this rapidly evolving situation, the guidance we have been receiving from Spanish local government has been continuously updated; in turn, the SAIIE study abrod program has been doing our best to comply with these changes as quickly as possible.

We know how unsettling this has been for all students wishing to study abroad. We all want certainty and set schedules that provide structure to our daily  lives; unfortunately for now and for the days ahead, we have to be flexible as we adjust to this extraordinary situation.We will be providing more specific information and updates as soon as we have it. 

Summer Study Abroad:

Due to the increase spreading of the Coronavirus in Spain and in the US, we have decided to cancel all of our Summer 2020 study abroad programs. When we began this academic year in September 2019, no one could have predicted that a virus would emerge and impact all corners of the world. Unfortunately, this is the situation we are in, and we must take measures to protect ourselves in the days, weeks, and months ahead. 

We will keep you updated with any new news. 

Thank you for your patience, support, strength, and courage – we will get through this together.


Samantha Chipres
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