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José Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro, president of PharmaMar, has been charged with being ‘falsely vaccinated against Covid-19’

This morning/afternoon.

Spanish pharma boss Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro has been caught up in a scandal involving people being added to Spain’s National Immunisation Registry allegedly in exchange for large sums of money, with many of them familiar faces and household names in the country.

According to El Mundo, Spanish police carried out an investigation called Operation Jenner which uncovered a ‘vast network of celebrities and elites who have paid money to have their names fraudulently entered on the National Immunisation Register, despite refusing to be vaccinated’.

Euro Weekly News reports:

The leader of the network was a nursing assistant at the La Paz University Hospital, where he is accused of charging more than €200,000 euros for fraudulently registering 2,200 people as vaccinated in the National Registry against Covid-19. He has been arrested and is currently in custody.

Among those accused are Bruno González Cabrera, a defender who played for Betis, Getafe, Levante and Valladolid. Fabio Díez Steinaker in beach volleyball, runner-up in Europe and fifth in the Sydney Olympic Games. The former Valencian boxer and wrestler José Luis Zapater, alias Titín, who starred in more than a thousand fights.

Others includes: Trinitario Casanova, one of the richest men in Spain, Kidd Keo, rap singer in English and Spanish, Anier, rap singer, Jarfaiter, rap singer, Veronica Echegui, actress, Bruno Gonzalez Cabrera, soccer player, Fabio Díez Steinaker, former beach volleyball Olympian, José Luis Zapater, alias Titín, former boxer, Camilo Esquivel, recognized and prestigious doctor.

El presidente de PharmaMar, entre los más de 2.200 falsos vacunados de Covid (El Mundo)

El Mundo

Anti-vaccine passport protest in Barcelona, Spain earlier this month

This morning.

Via Catalan News:

The Catalan government will scrap the obligatory use of Covid passports to enter bars, restaurants, cultural events, and all other establishments, from Thursday at midnight into Friday.

The executive had initially planned on extending their use, but on Wednesday evening, it was confirmed that they will no longer be required.

After a late meeting of the government officials in charge of Covid, authorities came to this decision on the basis that the measure worked when the Delta variant was prevalent, but now that the much more transmissible Omicron strain of the coronavirus is dominant in Catalonia, and because the vaccine seems to prevent severe illness but not prevent transmission, then the use of the Covid passport to enter establishments is rendered somewhat redundant.


Any excuse.

Any excuse 2

Use of Covid passports in bars to be scrapped from Thursday (CatalanNews)



No need for the language.


The capital of cargo plane painting.

This afternoon.

A Spanish court on Thursday lifted a coronavirus curfew imposed on most of Catalonia, including the capital Barcelona, leaving it in place in just a fraction of the northeastern region.

Catalonia’s government in mid-July imposed a nightly curfew between 1:00 am and 6:00 am in most municipalities to fight a surge in virus cases, and the region’s top court then gave the green light to extend it three times.

But on Friday, faced with a request by the regional government to keep the curfew in place in 148 municipalities, the High Court of Justice of Catalonia said the measure was “not justified” in 129 of them, because infection rates there had improved.

Spain Court Orders End To Barcelona Virus Curfew (AFP)

Barcelona, Spain

This afternoon.

Via The Local:

Barcelona and other cities in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region will impose a night-time curfew starting this weekend to fight a surge in virus cases after the measure won court approval.

The curfew is intended to discourage social gatherings on beaches and in parks to curb a spike in cases of the highly-contagious Delta variant, especially among unvaccinated young people.

The region’s top court on Friday signed off on the measure, which will affect a total of 161 municipalities, including popular beach resorts like Sitges and Salou.

Catalonia, the epicentre of Spain’s jump in infections, has already ordered all public gatherings to finish by 12:30am and restricted gatherings to no more than 10 people.

CONFIRMED: Barcelona and other Catalan cities to impose curfew to fight rampant Covid surge (The Local.se)

KN writes:

‘Like Ireland destroying its pub culture, this about changing a way of life. In Spain, 1am at the weekend in Summer is like 11pm here and all ages are about. Things are only getting going.’


Madrid regional premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso yesterday


Spanish Cabinet declares state of alarm in Madrid to slow coronavirus spread (El Pais)

A Madrid court has rejected government orders to lockdown the Spanish capital

This afternoon.

A court in Madrid, Spain has struck down a national government order that imposed a lockdown in the Spanish capital and its suburbs,.

The judge said the lockdown would ‘ravage’ the region’s economy.

Via El Pais:

The judges said that travel restrictions in and out of the cities and other limitations might be necessary to fight the spread of the virus, but that under the current legal form they were violating residents’ “fundamental rights.”

The decision means that police won’t be able to fine people for leaving their municipalities without a justification.

Madrid High Court strikes down Health Ministry’s coronavirus restrictions (El Pais)