Costa del Sol’s Andalucia Negotiates with Government in Spain to ‘Control’ Influx of Migrants During Crisis

Juan Marin: VP of Junta de Andalucia Credit: Junta de Andalucia

The vice-president of the Junta de Andalucia, Juan Marin, has announced that the regional government is currently negotiating and working with Sanchez to find a way to “control” the influx of migrants during the health crisis.

THIS aspect of immigration has been a worrying factor for regional governments across the nation as many paddle boats are arriving in Andalucia, Costa Blanca, the Canary Islands and beyond. Many of these arriving migrants have travelled in close proximity to each other and some have imported the coronavirus into the country.

More specifically in Andalucia, the largest coronavirus outbreak, which is concentrated in Costa del Sol’s Malaga, originated at the Red Cross centre which deals with immigrants and asylum seekers.

The main issue for the Junta is that they cannot allow migrants into the country and then be unaware of their whereabouts over the next 72 hours. This is when an outbreak has the potential to turn deadly as the rate of transmission becomes untraceable.

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Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations.
She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.

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