Half Of Population To Be Vaccinated By Summer

It was another busy week of news and we have all the updates for you right here to keep up to date on all going on.

There was great news in Malaga in relation to the Covid-19 vaccinations, while a heat wave caused a popular tourist attraction to close over the weekend. There is also an investigation into a hit and run that took place in Marbella. 

Firstly, Malaga has had some positive news in the last week as they have officially hit one million people who are fully vaccinated. This means 60% of the province has now been vaccinated, as reported by surinenglish

As of Friday, just over 1,004,000 people had been fully vaccinated as there is a large uptake in vaccines in the 12-19 age group. Andalucía as a whole continues to ramp up the numbers of vaccines being given out with close to 6,200,000 people being fully vaccinated. Those numbers continue to increase. 

There is a big push to get as many people vaccinated as possible and in a bid to boost and increase the campaign further, there is now a plan to set up more mass vaccination centres as set up by Andalucía’s Ministry for Health. 

In other news, a heatwave has caused a popular tourist attraction to be shut down for a few days and is planned to be re-opened today. Caminito del Rey cliff walk faced closure as temperatures were predicted to soar above 40 degrees at the weekend. 

The tourist attraction is a very popular spot and closed on Sunday, 15 August and is expected to re-open today, Monday 16 August. 

Elsewhere, an earthquake shook Malaga province last Thursday night, 12 August. The earthquake took place in Granada province but was felt by many in the neighbouring Malaga province also. The earthquake was a 4.2 magnitude and took place at 11.25pm. 

It is believed that the epicentre of the earthquake was below Chimeneas. Within a few minutes, another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.1 was recorded in the Santa Fe municipality. Luckily, there have been no reports of damage or injuries as a result of the earthquakes. 

Meanwhile, there are fears that the driver involved in a hit-and-run has fled the country and police are on the hunt for the driver in question. The hit-and-run took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Marbella.

The driver in question is believed to be British who police are fearing has already left the country An 18-year-old motorcyclist was the victim of the crime. After spending multiple days in the Intensive Care Unit in Malaga City, the motorcyclist has sadly passed away. 

While the car used is believed to be a rental car, the police were able to identify the driver who is believed to be a tourist, which is why police believe they have returned to Britain already. 


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