Costa Almeria honors coronavirus victims with minute’s silence on first day of Spain’s official period of national mourning

TRIBUTE: Adra council said it wanted to “demonstrate its support for and solidarity with the families who have lost a loved one.” CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra

ADMINISTRATIONS across Almeria observed a minute’s silence in honour of the thousands of coronavirus victims in Spain at 12 midday on Wednesday, the first day of the official period of national mourning.

CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria Facebook @diputaciondealmeria

Members and staff of the Sub-delegation of the Government in Almeria, with Sub-delegate Manuel de la Fuente at the head, gathered at the entrance to their building in Almeria city to pay their tribute. Just down the road, the Junta de Andalucia Delegation did the same, as did the president of the Diputacion de Almeria, the provincial deputies and the administration’s employees.
Over at Almeria city council hall, the Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco reminded councillors and staff that “we have still not defeated this pandemic.
“We have advanced a great deal thanks to the work of many professionals”, he said, but cautioned, “we have to carry on being careful, respecting the regulations and applying common sense.”
Adra was just one of the many local authorities to join in the minute’s silence today.
The local authority said it wanted to “demonstrate its support for and solidarity with the families who have lost a loved one in this health crisis which is devastating the country, and who have not been able to say a final goodbye.”
The national period of mourning lasts for 10 days until June 5 in tribute to the more than 27,000 people in Spain who have lost their lives to Covid-19. Until then all flags on public buildings and on Spanish naval vessels will fly at half-mast.

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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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