Marbella Town Hall has imposed a night time weekend curfew on its beaches in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The curfew, which runs from midnight until 6am, came into effect on Friday night and aims to discourage groups of people having impromptu beach parties
Mayor Ángeles Muñoz explained that the action had been taken “with the aim of guaranteeing a good summer season and having greater capacity to continue promoting economic reactivation in the town ”. She added that “the closure of the activity on the beaches has been planned in such a way that it coincides with the closing hours of the hospitality establishments” and has again appealed to individual responsibility. “We are on the verge of a summer that is looking good and we cannot afford situations that lead to a rebound in the number of infections”.
Muñoz also thanked the work of the Civil Protection volunteers during the beach campaign along with Local Police officers. “The state of alarm has ended and we have to take additional measures,” and added that the closure of the beaches “adds to the existing curfew in public parks, which remain closed after 10 pm.”
Currently the town’s infection rate is dropping and although Marbella has a cumulative incidence rate of 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, people have been warned that the pandemic is not over and that care is still needed.