By Tara Rippin • 17 March 2020 • 16:34
MOTORISTS STOPPED: Umarked cars are being used in Alicante city centre to ensure 'state of alarm' measures are being adhered to.
POLICE in unmarked cars are stopping vehicles with more than person inside in Alicante to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Motorists in one of the the city’s busiest and commercial streets, Avenida de Maisonnave, were today (Tuesday, March 17) being stopped and questioned by National Police officers to clarify “whether the presence of more than one person is justified”.
‘State of alarm’ measures stipulate only one person can go to the supermarket, chemist or walk the dog at any one time, unless the trip is necessary to accompany a dependent, elderly or vulnerable person.
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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.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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