Call not to ‘discriminate’ against visitors from Spain’s worst coronavirus hit regions Catalonia and Madrid in holiday spots like Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca this summer

SUPPORT: Rather than “prejudice” against residents of Madrid and C there should be “solidarity”, the FEMP federation president insisted CREDIT: Abel Caballero Twitter @abelcaballero

THERE should be no discrimination against visitors from Spain’s worst coronavirus hit regions Madrid and Catalonia in holiday destinations like the Costa del Sol and the Costa Blanca this summer, says the head of the national federation of municipalities and provinces.

Speaking to Spanish press, FEMP president and mayor of Vigo Abel Caballero called on the public not to “segregate” residents from the two regions and insisted they should be treated the same way on beaches as visitors from anywhere else in the country.

“We cannot make infection a segregation factor,” Caballero commented.

“We have to look for no contagion, but not in a derogatory way because it is a common phenomenon.”

The FEMP president expressed his support for Madrid and Catalonia for having had to deal with such strong outbreaks of the virus and argued that rather than “prejudice” against residents of the two there should be “solidarity.”

Cabellero made it clear the “safe beaches” of his city are open to Catalans and Madrileños as soon as the health authorities allow movement around the country.

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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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