The latest news today, in the best headlines of the day that ABC makes available to all readers. All the last hours of Saturday, January 29 with a complete summary that you cannot miss:
The EU Ombudsman asks Von der Leyen to show the text messages with the head of Pfizer
The president of the European Commission, the German Christian Democrat Ursuyla von der Leyen, has been requested by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, to respond to a request from a journalist who claims the content of text messages that he exchanged with the head of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer during the negotiations for the purchase of vaccines against Covid-19. The Commission had provided the informant with other papers related to the negotiations, but says that the SMS are “by nature short-lived documents, which in principle do not contain important information related to the Commission’s policies, activities and decisions” and that they do not they are intended to be preserved according to the transparency rules of the community executive dating from 2001.
Vall d’Hebron Hospital performs three lung transplants on the same patient
The Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona has carried out for the first time in Spain three lung transplants to the same person. The recipient is Mireia Sitjà, a 24-year-old woman who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs, the digestive system and other organs of the body and that manifested itself in her first months of life. «Before I wanted to dance and I couldn’t. Now I dance,” said the patient.
Health reports 118,922 cases and 199 deaths from Covid-19
The Ministry of Health has notified this Friday 118,922 new cases of coronavirus and 199 deaths More from Thursday. The total number of people who have been infected in Spain since the pandemic began amounts to 9,779,130, while the number of people who have lost their lives to the virus is 92,966, according to daily Health reports.
What weather will it be this weekend?
Daytime temperatures rise in the last weekend of January. The weather will be marked by mostly clear skies and marked differences in temperature between day and night are expected, of 20 degrees or more in some areas of the interior of the peninsula.
The Vatican forecasts a deficit of 33 million in 2022 due to the pandemic
In recent years, the Vatican budget it was published almost in the spring, several months late. But this year, the Spanish Jesuit Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves and his right-hand man, Maximino Caballero, also from Extremadura, have pressed the accelerator of the Vatican machinery and have achieved the impossible: publish it this same month of January.
Online shopping and gambling soar with the pandemic
Sara (not her real name) knew she had hit rock bottom when she looked around and saw that her living room was full of boxes. I had been accumulating packages for days. I had just ordered ten more items online, things I would probably never need, and still hadn’t had time to open what had been arriving throughout the week. During confinement he was aware that he could order anything without moving from the sofa, and online shopping became an escape route to contain the anxiety caused by being locked up at home.