Malaga and Granada provinces will not be allowed to move to Phase 2 with the rest of Andalucia this Monday.

The decision by central government in Madrid angered Marbella’s mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, who took to Social Media to complain. “The government’s decision is arbitrary and incomprehensible” she wrote “…does not obey epidemiological criteria and represents enormous damage to the tourist sector, which they are continuously mistreating with declarations and actions that do not show the slightest respect for an essential industry for the Costa del Sol, Andalucia and Spain”.

The mayor’s remarks came at the end of a week when she had been out in Marbella’s Old Town promoting the gradual return to normality among small business.