News from El Punt Avui

Susana Cuquet

“Customers were really keen to change their hair styles”

RESPONSIBILITY “The night before re-opening the salon I didn’t sleep, thinking how it would go, what the customers would be like...”

Dani & Albert Fibla
hYdroalcohOlic GEL manufacturers

“We haven’t stopped working a single day”

PRODUCTION “We thought it would be a matter of weeks but the use of hydroalcoholic gel has become commonplace”

Martí Làzaro

“Deciding to make masks saved the factory”

PRODUCTION “There was a point where Sporty was making a thousand masks a day. Now the average is between 500 and 700”

Thaïs Gusinyer
Volunteer abroad

“I stopped studying to volunteer abroad”

LESS STRICT “Right now I’m in the south of Scotland and I have the general feeling that the measures are less restrictive than in Catalonia”

Lluís Agustí
professor at the UB’s faculty of information and audiovisual media

Readings on the phone against the pandemic

THE POWER OF READING “Nine months after offering his voice, he still reads over the phone, but now only on Sundays”

Michael Berenguer

“Locking down with the elderly at the home was the right thing”

FLOWERING EMPATHY “Confining ourselves has helped us to put ourselves in the shoes of other colleagues”

Mertixell Riba

“We were overwhelmed and didn’t even have enough material”

THE HARDEST THING “You take the hand of someone you barely know to try to make up for the lack of their family, even though that is irreplaceable”

Laia Turon

“I cried a lot and I’m afraid all this will come back, but I would do it again”

ON WAKING UP “They asked why their relatives were not coming. How do you tell them that there’s a global pandemic and that everyone is at home?”

The year of the pandemic

Last year a life-changing pandemic spread around the world. Here, people from all walks of life recount their personal Covid stories


War of words

In December, Spain’s high court in Catalonia, the TSJC, ruled that 25% of classes in Catalan schools must be in Spanish, a decision many see as an attack on the Catalan language. Also in December, the...