OFFICIAL figures earlier this week figures revealed another coronavirus case in Nerja, bringing a total of eight.
According to the Junta de Andalucia’s Health department, the Axarquia Health District had seven more cases, totalling 180 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Spain.
Although eight coronavirus cases are relatively encouraging for a town with just over 21,000 inhabitants, Nerja’s mayor Jose Alberto Armijo called on the local population to act responsibly.
Speaking at the beginning of this week, Armijo announced that Rincon de la Victoria, Velez-Malaga, Algarrobo and Torrox registered 46 more cases over the previous fortnight, 12 of them in the last 24 hours.
“We cannot lower our guard. The increase in cases means that we must remain in Phase 0 of the health authorities’ de-escalation programme,” he said.
“All the efforts that we are making are useless unless we maximise safety to prevent the pandemic from affecting us,” the mayor declared, urging residents to be scrupulous in complying in the measures introduced to prevent the spread of the virus.