Lanjarón Town Hall has just issued a decree announcing the closure of all municipal offices and public buildings until the 26th of October. The decision was taken following an increase in coronavirus cases within the municipality.
This popular town in the Alpujarra – famous for its spas and eponymous bottled water – has a population of 3,500. In July this year it became the first municipality in the whole of Spain to be declared Safe Tourism Certified.
But that was July and here we are in mid October and Mayor Eric Escobedo sees no other option than to close all town-hall administrative offices, as well as public building, effectively bringing to a halt all municipal activities until the 26th of this month.
Furthermore, a disinfection campaign has begun together with exhaustive cleaning of streets, squares, urban furniture and kiddies parks. Schools have also been issued with Anti-Covid Kits.
He has called on the people of Lanjarón to take all safety measures possible and avoid gatherings outside the family. He has also set up a help-line telephone for those confined to home so that they can make shopping orders and have them delivered.
Lastly, a large part of the tourism and hostelry sector will be following the Town Hall’s example and will cease activity during the same time period. The Town Council will create an economic-help package for those businesses that have voluntarily decided to close down.
(News: Lanjaron, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalucia)