Valencia Admits ‘Protocol Failures’ At Overcrowded Three Kings Reception

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VALENCIA admits to certain ‘protocol failures’ at the vastly overcrowded Three Kings reception
The mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó, has admitted to a series of mistakes that led to hundreds of people crowding into the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to watch the Three Kings arriving in the city. The mayor has been widely criticised for not foreseeing the social distancing issues and putting better measures in place.
According to Ribó: “We did not adequately review the protocol of the fences and the arrival of the buses. There I recognize that we were wrong” and added that “by putting the buses behind the Town Hall, the problem would have ended”.
“There was a protocol error and we intend to learn and improve,” he said.
Responding to comments by President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, on Thursday, January 7, that the parade should not have happened, Ribó said: “I agree with Puig, because there was no parade, it was a reception of the Kings and arrival in separate buses and we did comply with the rules, but there was an error, since at some point many people gathered at the fences. It was a mistake that needs to be improved”.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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