The mayor of Cartagena, Ana Belén Castejón, has appealed to the responsibility of citizens and hoteliers to avoid crowds such as those that occurred yesterday on the first day of opening of bars, restaurants and shops.
” If citizens and hoteliers do not demonstrate the responsibility that has been displayed so far, we risk losing everything that has been advanced . It is essential that the health and social distancing regulations in force are complied with” highlighted Castejón.
Cartagena passed yesterday Monday May 11 to phase 1 of the de-escalation,“But that does not imply that the health crisis has ended or that we are free of contagions. We cannot afford to take a step back. It was very difficult for us to get here in the best conditions. Citizens and entrepreneurs must understand that Phase 1 is not a blank cheque. If we do not act correctly, we run the risk of it happening as it has already happened in other areas, where there has been an upturn and it has been necessary to reinforce the confinement, closing bars and shops. That would be a hard blow that we must avoid and there is only one way to do it; respecting social distancing as much as possible , ” said the mayor.
TheCartagena Local Police filed 21 complaints yesterday for crowds of people and alcohol consumption on public roads.
During the day Tuesday, May 12, the police controls will increase in the historic center. In this same sense, the Security Councilor, Juan Pedro Torralba, has requested the collaboration of the National Police to further intensify surveillance and ensure that the rules of social distancing are met.