Come back another time

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Come back another time
CLOSE WATCH: Police checks over Easter Photo credit: Vera town hall

DESPITE official warnings and announcements, hopeful visitors from outside the province still tried to make an Easter getaway.

In Mojacar, municipal sources revealed that in recent weeks the police had handed out a total of seven fines to flouters but numbers were increasing.  Most involved residents from other Andalucia provinces or Spanish regions attempting to evade travel restrictions.

The situation was similar in Vera, where police issued around 100 fines between the San Jose fiesta on March 19 and the start of Easter Week.  Eighty were slapped on non-residents who hoped to spend the holiday in a second residence.

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Vera’s mayor and Public Safety councillor, Alfonso Garcia, called for “ a sense of individual responsibility and great prudence” as Easter began.

“That way we won’t have to lament a spike in the number of infections, as we did after Christmas,” Garcia said.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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