Salobreña Follows Suit

SAL Medical CentreThe Mayor of Salobreña, María Eugenia Rufino, has followed the example of the Mayor of Motril and calls on the town’s residents to remain at home as much as possible in order to control the growing contagion figures.

“Eleven news cases were detected in the space of one day, which is unsettling,” she explained, adding that there have been 31 new cases in the last two days..

She said that she will convoke the local, committee of health experts, if the figures from today reflect an expansion of the virus in town.

The Christmas festivities have left their mark on the contagion figures. Furthermore during Christmas the police handed out 26 fines for infringing the present Covid restrictions.

Everybody, including the Salobreña Town Council, is waiting for an announcement from the Junta later this week on a possible imposition of stricter restrictions.

(News: Salobreña, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  3 comments for “Salobreña Follows Suit

  1. John O'Connor
    January 13, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I realise she has limited powers but she didn’t say anything in December but she does have some powers. A few days prior to the first state of emergency in March the Mayor of Salobreña closed the beaches and restaurant terraces. I can only presume from this that she had the power to do that. Over Christmas I saw the chiringuitos jammed. I wonder why she didn’t use her powers then? I also read Fernando Simon comments yesterday that basically it’s worse than he expected….blind man on a galloping horse could do better. He is a civil servant with no culpability for anything. Anyway rant over….imagine how wound up I will be when we get locked down in the next few weeks!

  2. January 13, 2021 at 10:40 am

    John: They, meaning the different administrations, right down from the Central Government to a local town hall, already knew before Christmas that opening things up would be a disaster; they were just counting on it being “not too much” of a disaster – they were wrong. The Spanish have a saying which goes like this: Pan para hoy y hambre para mañana. It literally means “bread for today and hunger for tomorrow,” and is used to express the idea that a short term remedy will end up being a long term disaster. The trouble is that local town councils cannot go against decisions made by the regional governments.

  3. John O'Connor
    January 13, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Where were the ‘experts’ and the Mayor in December? They weren’t saying anything then when they didn’t want to be seen to ruin Christmas. Where was the leadership then? Like the vast majority of politicians they are followers of public opinion….not leaders.

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