The mayor of Puerto Lumbreras, María Ángeles Tunisia, has announced that the events scheduled by the City Council for the next few days have been postponed until a new date as a coronavirus prevention measure.
This afternoon the government team has met to set guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
The City Council is going to create a monitoring committee with municipal technicians and experts, and the mayor will also keep the different political groups in the consistory informed of the measures being adopted.
On the other hand, informative and coordination talks will be held for municipal workers and technicians on the prevention and containment of the virus.
In addition, Tunisia has indicated that "we are going to meet with the different associations and groups in the municipality to transfer these measures to them."
These measures come in addition to the actions already taken by the consistory in coordination with the Puerto Lumbreras Health Center and the national and regional administrations, and reinforcement in hygiene measures already implemented by the City Council.
The postponement affects, among others, the entire agenda of events related to the activities of March 8, International Women's Day, sports events and competitions, trips organized by the City Council in the next 15 days, bingos and parties in Centers of the Third Age, all the activities that the City Council organizes together with the educational and training centers, festivals in districts and pilgrimage of the Virgen del Carmen.
On the other hand, the consistory will meet with the parish priests of the municipality and the Cabildo de Cofradías to analyze the situation regarding the events planned for Easter.
The mayoress has highlighted the collaboration between administrations and has called for calm, individual responsibility and the commitment of citizens "to follow at all times the advice of the competent bodies in health and public health matters."
The first mayor has placed special emphasis on preventive measures to prevent the spread of this disease such as not touching the eyes, nose or mouth as well as the importance of hand washing.
On the municipal website www.puertolumbreras.es citizens can obtain information about the coronavirus and its prevention.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras