By Laura Kemp • 22 June 2020 • 11:23
NO SMOKING: Beaches in Alicante prohibit smoking. CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons
San Juan is a popular Spanish holiday celebrated on the beach on the eve of June 23 which typically marks the start of the summer season.
However, due to the coronavirus crisis, all official celebrations of this holiday have been cancelled and now some municipalities are taking matters into their own hands in order to ensure that people do not congregate on the beaches.
The l’Alfas del Pi beach in Alicante’s Marina Baixa has announced to residents and visitors that its beaches will officially be closed on Tuesday, June 23 at 8.00pm and any type of access to the area will be completely prohibited, as will celebrations in the area.
The town hall reasons that this decision has been made due to the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic which prohibit the concentration of people if the correct hygiene and safety measures cannot be assured.
The reactions from residents have been mixed, although the majority agree that this is the correct decision, others such as L C Sebastian has argued, “we are older than 18. Let us decide for ourselves whether we should protect ourselves or not. Let me sign whatever I need to and let me enjoy life. Whoever feels unsafe, stay at home.”
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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