By Ron Howells • 08 October 2021 • 10:23
Malaga hoteliers and nightlife request Covid passport
The province of Malaga in southern Spain is waking up to freedom today after 19 months of Covid restrictions.
Malaga province moved to level 0 at 00:01 today, Friday, October 8, after a decision announced this Wednesday, October 6, by the Public Health Alert Committee. This means that all capacity and schedule restrictions against coronavirus have now been lifted.
Hoteliers welcomed the end of capacity and time restrictions in most of the areas in Malaga after more than a year and a half of limitations have drastically reduced their income.
However, they are still complaining that there are 11 municipalities on western the Costa del Sol Health District that continue at level 1 and therefore have not yet reached the new normal.
“The situation on the Costa del Sol is incomprehensible,” said the president of the association of hoteliers Mahos, who added: “We think that today, the health situation is not consistent with these restrictions [on the Costa del Sol]. We are talking about over 90% of those vaccinated over 12 years old and with that situation we have to go back to normal as soon as possible.”
Malaga, Guadalhorce, and Axarquia have had their restrictions lifted because, among other indicators, they are below the incidence of 50 infected per 100,000 inhabitants, which places them at 0 or low-risk level of spreading the pathogen.
According to the data on Wednesday 6, Malaga reported a rate of 41.2, Guadalhorce was at 38.4, and Axarquia had a rate of 47.0. The Serrania de Ronda, which was already at level 0 since last week, reported a rate of 14.5 this Wednesday .
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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