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The Local Police will intensify its presence in the bottle areas with 16 more agents (16/10/2020)

| The mayor and the Councilor for Citizen Security have presented the special device designed by the City Council to tackle the deterioration of the health situation in Cartagena, tightening controls and sanctions | Although until now the municipality of Cartagena had quite low numbers of infections, hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus, both within the Region and in relation to the rest of the country, the data show in recent days that the trend is changing, which has taken to the City Council to prepare a special security device, reinforcing the usual with 16 more Local Police officers.This was explained by the mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, who together with the councilor of the Citizen Security Area, Juan Pedro Torralba, stressed that “the situation is worsening at levels that we consider worrisome from the City Council, so we will tighten the controls and sanctions ”.The device, which will be launched this weekend, will affect the control of the capacity in areas where more people usually gather and bottle is made, as is the case of the center (Aire, Honda and Cuatro Santos streets), the surroundings from the port (Cola de Ballena), Cala Cortina and the Cartagonova stadium."This does not mean that other areas will not have police surveillance," stressed the mayor, who also pointed out that the six district patrols, with their twelve agents, will work in their respective areas, "but if necessary they will collaborate with their colleagues.

in the special device ”.Another of the measures adopted is the intensification of sanctions, "the health of all is at stake and we will not tolerate endangerment for breaking the rules," said Castejón.In this sense, the mayor of Citizen Security has explained that the highest number of sanctions to date is for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the street, followed by the lack of use of the mask, “we have been working for a long time to comply with the security measures, with the presence of Local Police and Civil Protection in the most problematic points and patrolling on foot to better monitor that social distancing is fulfilled ”.

For this work, the City Council has the collaboration of the National Police and the Port Authority, to which Torralba has thanked their support.The mayor, who in her appearance before the media has alluded to other issues, such as the works that are going to cut the Cartagonova bridge or the immigrants arriving in Escombreras, has wanted to make an appeal to citizens to stop the incidence of coronavirus strictly complying with the health regulations and recommendations, such as the use of a mask, meetings of no more than six people, social distance of 2 meters and correct hand hygiene, since, “if the data passed this weekend are still worrisome, we do not rule out adopting new, even tougher measures ”.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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