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Anger grows against madrileños as Marbella prepares for Covid 19 crisis

Marbella Town Hall yesterday announced the cancellation of a series of events and the closure of municipal facilities in response to the continuing coronavirus crisis.

Mayor Ángles Muñoz issued a statement on Friday that the Town Hall was closing Active Participation Centre for the Elderly, municipal nurseries, libraries, sports centres, gyms and swimming pools; postponing events, courses, workshops and activities, as well as cultural, social and neighborhood events. In addition Marbella Town Hall has also suspended street markets and authorisations for barbecues, acts and events on public roads throughout the municipality, as well as local sports competitions and leagues.

With Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez declaring a level one State of Emergency yesterday, in which he urged people to stay at home, public anger has been directed at hundreds of madrileños that have arrived in Marbella.

Rather than see out the 15-day State of Emergency in Madrid, which contains the highest number of coronavirus cases in Spain, thousands headed to holiday homes on the coasts. Murcia has linked 10 of its 13 cases to Madrid, and yesterday former Spanish PM , José María Aznar, was spottedg in a golf buggy close to his villa in Guadalmina with his wife, Ana Botell, ex mayor of Madrid. Social media has been quick to condem the actions of the city dwellers with the hashtag madrilenos irresponsables

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