Spain’s Costa Almeria pays tribute to coronavirus victims and to dedicated health workers

RECOGNITION: Every night from 8pm landmarks are illuminated in green to honour the tireless efforts and solidarity of medical personnel, CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Almeria Facebook @aytoalm

ALMERIA is paying tribute to the victims of coronavirus and to the dedicated professionals working on the health emergency crisis frontline.
The flags are flying at half-mast on public buildings including the provincial government palace and Almeria city hall.
Almeria city Mayor Ramon Fernandez said his administration had declared a period of official mourning in the municipality for as long as the Covid-19 state of alarm lasts as a sign of solidarity.
“The council wants to stand by the side of the families of the victims and those who unfortunately lose their lives while this terrible pandemic persists, families which are being even harder hit on having members who die and who they cannot be with in their last goodbye”, the Mayor commented.
Also until the emergency situation is over the Diputacion palace and the city hall are being lit up in green every night from 8pm in recognition of the tireless efforts of healthcare and medical personnel, as are landmarks like the provincial capital’s Teatro Apolo and city centre fountains.
Adra council is another provincial administration which is flying the flags on its town hall building indefinitely to express its sorrow at the thousands of coronavirus fatalities across Spain and which is nightly lighting up the building in green.
It is, Mayor Manuel Cortes said, “a symbol of our immense gratitude” to the professionals who “go out to work to care for us, to protect us and to supply us with essential products in this extraordinary situation.”

CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Almeria Facebook @aytoalm

CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria Facebook @diputaciondealmeria

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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