Marbella Mayor Angeles Munoz

Coronavirus – Marbella back to level 3 as Mayor protests figures

The Junta de Andalucia has placed the entire Costa del Sol – including Marbella – back on level 3 restrictions, despite culmilative cases continuing to decline

Today’s decision to impose more restrictions came less than 24 hours after Marbella Mayor Ángeles Muñoz argued that the increase of summer visitors had inflated the figures

“It is necessary to modify the criteria that determine the incidence rate of Covid-19″ she saud and adjust them to the real population of tourist municipalities to avoid damage.” She added that current statistics are based “unfairly and erroneously on the registered inhabitants” when, in the case of Marbella, “it is a figure that triples in summer”.

“It is not correct that in our municipality we have more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants as current statistics say, since there are official parameters that show that in the summer period there are around 400,000 people in the town”

“The data that should be taken into account must refer to the real population, not to the census, since the current measurements are incorrect and harm our municipality.” Muñoz added that Marbella had been one of the first to adopt important measures such as closing the beaches or avoiding mass events such as the Fair.

Today’s figure in Marbella stood at 986, 9 per 100,000.

According to the latest information on the Junta’s website, level 3 does not affect travel between municipalites.

The new restrictions, which come into force at midnight tonight, means for restaurants and bars

Clients seated with 1.5 m. distance between people. Open to the public until 00:00 hours inside and until 01:00 hours outside, without admission of new customers or service from 00:00 hours, except ice cream palours and chocolate shops, which may admit new customers but from 00:00 hours may not serve or sell alcoholic beverages. 50% capacity indoors. 100% on the terrace. Maximum table occupation: 4 indoors and 6 outdoors. Bar consumption allowed. In hotels; 50% capacity in outdoor common areas and 1/3 in indoor common areas. Animation activities with a maximum of 15 people.

While for nightclubs

Clients must remain seated with a distance between groups of 1.5 m. Closing is at 2.00am. Opening of the interior allowed with use and hospitality regulations (not only drinks). A 50% maximum capacity is allowed outside, with tables for up to 6 people. Bar consumption, musical performances or dancing are not allowed.

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