Back in the saddle

RECOMMENCING ACTIVITIES: Albox mayor Francisco Torrecillas at the Aguas del Almanzora offices Photo credit: Francisco Torrecillas Sanchez

ALBOX mayor Francisco Torrecillas will be back at the town hall on September 1.

Torrecillas, now recovered from Covid-19, announced his return on his Facebook page, explaining that he had already recommenced his activities as a director at Aguas del Almanzora as he was keen to start work..

“September 1 is approaching and soon I will be with you all again.  Today I shall ask the Town Clerk to prepare the necessary documents for my reincorporation as mayor,” Torrecillas wrote.

For the mayor, this was the end of a nightmare experience that began at the end of January, when he tested positive for Covid.

During the first few days, the mayor had only mild symptoms but by early January his condition worsened and he was admitted to Torrecardenas hospital on February 4.

On March 30, Torrecillas finally left the Intensive Care Unit after spending 51 days there but he still had to face long, hard months of rehabilitation, recovering from the effects of the virus.

Although unable to take an active in the local government which has been headed in the meantime by Torrecillas’ deputy, Jose Campoy, the mayor has kept in touch with the local population via Facebook.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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