Costa Almeria council Vera clears up Covid-19 case “fake news” doing the rounds

DENIAL: The council said there is no building or urbanisation in the municipality in quarantine due to new cases of Covid-19. CREDIT: SalutGOIB Twitter @SalutGOIB

VERA council has taken to Facebook to clear up what it says is false information doing the rounds about new Covid-19 infections in the locality.
In a statement posted on Wednesday, the local authority set out a series of clarifications in response to “rumours, fake news and imprecise information being put out on the internet and on social media in recent days about new positive cases detected in our municipality, and which could generate a certain alarmism and misinformation.”
The post begins by confirming reports there are four new cases, but says all the individuals concerned are “in a good state of health and do not have symptoms.”
It also says they are isolating in their homes and following the health and hygiene measures established by the authorities.
The statement goes on to say that the administration has beefed up the municipal health and hygiene measures “to prevent the transmission of infections and to guarantee the containment of the virus.”
It has also increased cleaning and disinfection efforts on public streets, which is being carried out at night, and from next Tuesday onwards will be doing another distribution of face masks to local residents.
At the same time the council “denies that any building or urbanisation in our municipality is quarantine or cordoned off due to Covid-19.
The statement ends with “a call for calm”.
The council also appeals to residents to follow health authority guidelines and to comply with the recommendations and instructions set out by different administrations and authorities.

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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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