By John Smith • 18 May 2020 • 11:18
The mayor in teleconference with colleagues on first day back at work
Paco de la Torre
WHILST all of Spain was involved in tackling the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic, 77-year-old mayor of Malaga, Paco de la Torre was recovering from a subdural haematoma which occurred on April 11.
This is a form of slow bleeding which takes place in the head and unless operated on can be very serious, especially in the elderly.
The mayor was taken into the CHIP hospital in Malaga City and after the successful operation was discharged a few days later, but was instructed to take a month off for convalescence which he did.
Having now been examined and given the all clear, the mayor returned to work today (May 18) no doubt pleased that Malaga Province and his city have entered Phase 1 of the lockdown.
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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.
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