By Tara Rippin • 16 March 2020 • 19:44
Fighting the virus on the streets of Benidorm
BENIDORM town hall continues to clean and disinfect public places.
Following instructions from the town hall’s Street Cleaning and Public Spaces department, the FCC concessionary will continue to do so for as long as the State of Emergency lasts.
Street furniture, rubbish containers and litter bins are getting the same treatment, said councillor Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate.
“This is just one of the measures we have adopted to prevent the transmission, contagion and diffusion of the coronavirus” he added.
“We are deep-cleaning the streets by washing them down and using high-pressure hoses with hypochlorite to eliminate the virus from asphalt and the pavements,” De Zarate explained.
Thorough cleansing and disinfecting were also being carried out in collaboration with other municipal concessionaries in Benidorm’s parks, children’s play areas and workout zones.
“These have all been closed to the public since last Friday, March 13, but even so they must still be deep-cleaned and disinfected as a preventive measure,” De Zarate said.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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