The deputy mayor of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, has asked this Friday, May 22, the regional president, Fernando López Miras, that the Community help the coastal municipalities by leading the preparation of contingency plans and protocols or safety guides on beaches, as well as information campaigns.
In the weekly meeting of the councilors with the regional president, Arroyo has said that the municipalities of the coast are now obliged to make a double effort both in the control of the beaches and in the information to bathers and the municipalities need the Community coordinate the development of unique protocols and lead information to users with regional information campaigns during the summer."We ask the Government of the Nation for clear instructions and with the time necessary to face one more step in the de-escalation with the opening of our beaches.
The opening of bathing beaches is anticipated, but safety measures and recommendations are not anticipated.
As of today we only have news of the existence of a draft document that indicates the use of epis among first responders, hygiene measures for bathers and employees, ways of access or separation on the sand.
That is why we ask for the help and coordination of the Community and we are grateful that the President has promised to develop a guide protocol adapted to the Region as soon as the single command of the Government of the Nation issues its official recommendations,because it is not that the municipalities compete to see who comes up with the most ingenious idea to separate the bathers ”.Arroyo has also asked the president that the Community increase the allocation of personnel to beach cleaning due to the new dynamic of algae development that is occurring in the Mar Menor, with plants that decompose very quickly along the shore , generating more sludge and making cleaning the sandbanks difficult.The vice mayor has asked López Miras to insist at the next meeting of regional presidents with Sánchez that the central government unblock the savings of the municipalities and fulfill its promise to allow the municipalities to use their surplus, 3.2 million in the case of Cartagena, in helping families and companies fight the crisis.He has also asked the President to echo the enormous concern of the municipalities of the coast regarding the health risk posed by negligent management of the border.
"It is necessary to extreme the sanitary controls and to anticipate the detection of Covid in people who arrive in boats before they pose a health risk for the officials and volunteers who participate in the reception and of the population as a whole."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena