By Laura Taylor • 11 July 2020 • 16:19
President Juanma Moreno.
Image: Junta de Andalucia
Residents and tourists on the Costa del Sol and the rest of Andalucia will now be forced to wear a mask at all times despite social distancing. This is a new measure which several provinces have already adopted this extra layer of security.
This Saturday Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta de Andalucia, has announced that in order to mitigate the risk of transmission in the region, masks must be worn at all times.
Moreno has stated that he has already spoken with the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, to propose the mandatory use of the mask in all spaces with the aim of dealing with outbreaks due to outbreaks in Andalucia, which, according to the president, ” are significant but fortunately they are controlled and limited thanks to our excellent health services”.
Moreno considered it normal for Andalucia to have more outbreaks than other regions because it is the most populated autonomous community, but he specified that “prevention is better than needing to cure, and for this reason, we are going to propose the measure of mandatory use of masks”.
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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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Oh my goodness how stupid. How to kill off your tourist trade at a stroke. If you are walking along a path and there is no one within twenty metres of you, you do not need a mask. It is just common sense. Who wants to come to a hot place and wear a stifling heat mask at all times while climbing in the mountains, for instance? I just wish we could have some logical, rational thinking. Wear a mask if you are going to be closer than 2m to someone, if you are not, then there is no point in wearing one. Fine people who disobey the rules. But now the Andalucian recovery will stop in its tracks. There is no way I would go back to Spain with this edict in place and I’m sure I’m not alone.
Couldn´t agree with you more. the idea of wearing a mask in 40 degrees of heat will be a killer for both the tourist industry and many a person, resident, tourist or indigenous person. But hey, think how much they´ll save in pensions.
The initial regulation allowed people to use their common sense by limiting the requirement to when you could be closer than 2m to other people. Unfortunately, tourists across Andalucia have been totally ignoring this so the Junta has been forced to apply the stricter rule. It’s because people have not been using their common sense and risking the health of others, that this has become necessary.
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