Town in Spain Bans Eating Sweets and Sunflower Seeds on the Streets

SUNFLOWER SEEDS: banned in Caceres Photo: Shutterstock

IN the latest bid to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission on the streets, this town in Spain will ban eating sweets and sunflower seeds on public streets. Alongside this measure is also the prohibition of ‘botellon’ an infamous activity practised by the youths in Spain where they meet up on the streets to drink together.

The town hall of Deleitosa in Caceres, Extremadura, has taken it upon themselves to create stricter anti-Covid measures. The mayor, Juan Pedro Domingo, established these new prohibitions in a municipal group, and said, “in the face of recent outbreaks, some in nearby municipalities,” such as the one in the town of Peralada de la Mata, with 16 positives, he has asked the neighbours to leave the house only when it is essential.

Given the possibility that minors “share” these sweets on public roads, and “with the risk involved,” he orders that they not no longer be eaten on the streets.

“We have an atypical summer ahead of us when the time for reunions and holidays arrive, we still cannot do everything we would like, although we must all learn to live with the established sanitary norms,” ​​says the mayor.

In this way, he calls on the population to “exercise extreme caution,” to be “responsible and civic” in order to avoid infections. Failure to comply with sanitary measures “endangers everyone, and especially the population at risk,” highlights Domínguez.

Amongst these measures is, of course, the need to wear a mask at all times. Some experts in America even believe that if everyone wore a mask, the virus could disappear in a matter of weeks.  

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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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