By Laura Taylor • 04 August 2020 • 15:21
THE luxury nightclub Olivia Valere in Costa del Sol’s Marbella has been forced to close after various staff members have tested positive for coronavirus. Although they had an event planned for Monday, the club cancelled, telling customers that “for security measures and their well-being [they] have decided to close the establishment.”
However, they have informed via an Instagram post that they are currently cleaning and disinfecting the premises and they hope to be open by Thursday, August 6. The staff is made up of approximately 80 people, who, according to Olivia Valere, were all tested for Covid on Monday, July 27.
Nevertheless, a few days after some of the workers began to show symptoms and feel ill. It is questionable how many people will be ready to get back onto Olivia Valere’s dance floor until more details about the situation are released.
On Wednesday the Epidemiology Unit on the Costa del Sol has asked the nightclub to provide the contact information of all staff as a possible Covid case had been detected. The nightlife industry in Spain is feeling the pressure as many of the outbreaks across the country can be traced back to clubs.
This is not the first time that Olivia Valere has gotten into trouble since lockdown ended and the ‘new normality’ began. In mid-July around during a party there was an excess of around 150 people, however, the owner of the club insisted that they had snuck in through the emergency doors.
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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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