Fuengirola Feria Cancelled

Fuengirola Feria Cancelled.  The popular International People’s Feria which was due to take place at the end of April has been cancelled.

Fuengirola Feria Cancelled

Fuengirola Feria Cancelled

Fuengirola council have taken the decision to cancel this year’s International People’s Feria.  Though the event was due to take place after the proposed end to the current lockdown, the uncertainty of the situation has lead to the decision to cancel the event.

A statement from the council says “The uncertainty that the coronavirus is generating forces suspension as the only viable option. The organization of the Feria involves months of planning and procedures, which have been interrupted by the emergence of this health emergency. In addition, it requires an important movement of human groups, materials and products from other countries that are not recommended, so, after speaking with the representatives of the countries, we have made this painful but logical decision”.

Fuengirola Mayor Ana Mula

Mayor Mula is confident that plans for 2021 will bring an even bigger and better event.

The Mayor of Fuengirola is promising an even bigger and better event in 2021 though.  Ana Mula says “As soon as we overcome this situation, we will get to work so that the feria will be held again in 2021, in a more special way if possible. Fuengirola will continue to be, in spite of this current circumstance, a world meeting point for cultures and customs ”.

Over 30,000 Coronavirus Cases In Spain

There are now 39,673 cases in the country, which is the second worst affected in Europe after Italy.  3794 people have fully recovered from the virus, and 2696  people have died in Spain.

Parliament are still considering a proposal from the Prime Minister to extend the lockdown period to the 12th April.

Pedro Sanchez

The PM has confirmed a minimum 15 day lockdown period.

The Lockdown In Spain

The Prime Minister announced details of the lockdown which mean people are only permitted to leave their homes in the following circumstances:

  • Travel for food or medical supplies
  • Travel to your workplace (if your work one of the businesses permitted to open)
  • Visiting health centres of hospitals
  • Assisting the elderly and vulnerable
  • Visiting financial institutions and banks
  • Personal emergencies

Lockdown Period

The lockdown will remain in place until the 28th March at the earliest.  Police are likely to stop and question anyone who they believe may not be abiding by the rules.  The government also has the right to draft in army support if civil unrest becomes an issue.

Coronavirus Mortality Rate

The mortality rate for coronavirus currently stands at around 3.4% globally (source: WHO).  In direct comparison, the flu has a mortality rate of around 1% (source: WHO).

Experts maintain that there is no need for panic, and whilst infection can be unpleasant it is very unlikely to be fatal for anyone in good health.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is advised to help protect yourself from catching coronavirus.

 

Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

There are some simple steps you can take to minimise your risk of catching the coronavirus.  The CDC has issued these guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • It is not not recommended that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Coronavirus Confirmed In Andalucia

The CDC has advised against wearing facemasks.

Face masks Not Necessary

Despite the advice not to wear face masks, many pharmacies in the area are reporting that they have sold out.  Chemist Juan Garcia in Malaga is urging people not to buy them until they are needed.  “The face masks are not very effective at preventing you from catching a virus.  Their main purpose is to prevent a carrier from spreading the illness.  It’s better not to buy one unless you think you may be exposed.  The best preventative measures would be to use hand gel frequently and maintain good personal hygiene”. 

Published: 24.03.2020

Written by Dave James

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Fuengirola Feria Cancelled

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Fuengirola Feria Cancelled
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