Town in Costa del Sol Spain solves Face Mask Profiteering by Giving them to Residents

Handing out the masks Credit: Ayuntamiento de Manilva

AWARE of the fact that some companies have been taking advantage of consumers by greatly increasing the price of face masks, when they are available, the Manilva Council has followed a sensible and praiseworthy alternative.

It has encouraged individuals, clubs and companies to do what they can to manufacture face masks, initially for workers on the front line but then as so many volunteered to assist, it has been extended to include all residents as they need them.

Officers from the Local Police aren’t just checking that people are shopping at their nearest store, but as they enter supermarkets so the officers are handing out free masks to all shoppers.

It’s a solution that appeals to everyone except for those who had hoped to make a quick few euros out of the coronavirus.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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