Local Police In Mijas, Malaga, Spain, Have Fined Over 200 People In The Past Week For Flouting Covid Rules.
Local police in Mijas continue to find members of the public that are willing to risk a fine by ignoring social distancing rules and forgetting, or even refusing, to wear a mask. In just one week, officers were kept busy issuing fines and warnings to local residents as patrols spotted infractions happening all over the town and surrounding areas.
The intensification of control efforts aims to curb the increase in infections in the town and intends to avoid ‘antiviral behaviours’ that put the health of the residents of the town at risk.
Among the reasons for the sanctions are those related to non-compliance, with the mandatory use of the mask, or exceeding the established maximum number of 6 non-cohabiting people outdoors or 4 indoors, most prominent.
Mijas Council reiterated the need to comply with current regulations and ask for extreme caution to reduce the rate of infections in the town to a minimum, as well as ask citizens to follow health recommendations in order to minimize the chances of contagion.
Spain’s latest coronavirus figures have shown a steady increase, over the last 24 hours there have been 10,598 new infections and 99 deaths. The cumulative incidence has now reached it’s highest peak for the week with 213 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
The Ministry of Health reported today, Friday, April 16, 10,598 new infections and 99 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected to 3,407,283 and the number of deaths in Spain to 76,981 since the start of the pandemic. The accumulated incidence has shown the highest increase of the week and has now registered 213 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days.
IN collaboration with Mijas Local Police, officers from the Seprona nature protection branch of Guardia Civil in Marbella have reported two people for illegally catching 105 kilos of urchins.