By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 21 Aug 2020 • 14:56
NEW INCREAESE: Another 123 people have tested positive for the virus in Almeria since Thursday
CREDIT: Govern Illes Balears Twitter @goib
AS the number of new Covid-19 cases on the Costa Almeria continues to rise daily, a major Vera Playa venue announced it has temporarily closed due to a staff member testing positive for the virus.
The Marau Beach Club posted a notification on social media on Thursday making it clear the management’s decision to shut the doors to the premises had been voluntary and as a precaution.
The statement also made it clear the member of staff and their direct contacts are in isolation.
It goes on to say the venue would remain closed until the results from all the PCR tests being carried out on its personnel are available, and that in the meantime an “exhaustive disinfection” of the premises is being carried out.
“We will open again when the full safety of our customers and team are guaranteed it ends.”
Almeria registered a further 123 cases of Covid-19 on Friday, nearly half of which are in the Poniente region of the province.
Vera has two new cases, including the one in Marau. The other nine people in the Levante area testing positive since Thursday are in Cuevas del Almanzora, Huercal-Overa, Arboleas, Taberno, Pulpi, Lucar and Garrucha
The latest daily increase puts the total number of cases in Almeria since the start of the pandemic at 3,552.
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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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