THE sight of council workers in protective gear disinfecting public areas has become a common sight in recent days across the southern Costa Blanca and the Murcia regions.
Council teams have donned special suits, masks, and gloves to target key access points, as well as benches and rubbish containers in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.
The main areas in Torrevieja that are being sprayed are the entrances to local health centres, as well as pavements and entry points to supermarkets.
In Murcia City, workers are cleaning items such as garbage containers and their surrounding areas with special products, in addition to pavements around shops, banks, and medical centres.
The same is being done in Orihuela, with street cleaning councillor, Dámaso Aparicio, saying that the process is being done with appropriate gear and high-pressure cleaners on key streets and pavements, as well as at waste disposal containers.
In Elche, 25 workers from Urbaser, who run the waste disposal and cleaning franchise in the city, have been involved in a special programme of disinfecting the surroundings of health centres, medical offices, pharmacies, food stores, and supermarkets.
“Chemicals are used to get rid of any bacteria that is around the surfaces”, said Urbaser manager, Alberto Belda.
Local authorities have also appealed to residents not to place any plastic bags next to refuse containers, as that will hinder the disinfection process.