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The City of Caravaca de la Cruz closes all municipal facilities to the public and suspends events and competitions as prevention against the spread of the coronavirus (12/03/2020)

The mayor has reported that the new measures, which are in line with those implemented by the regional government, will extend in principle the next two weeks, asking residents and owners of private establishments responsibility and containment in social habits "to avoid, within our competences, the entry and spread of the virus "

The closure affects facilities such as the House of Culture and Municipal Library, Conservatory of Music and Dance, Youth Center, Local Employment and Women's Center, 24-hour Study Room, Caravaca Sports Center, municipal nurseries, senior centers Caravaca, Archivel and Barranda, network of museums and all sports halls

Monday's weekly market is suspended

The cultural, sports and festive events of the next two weeks in urban areas and districts are suspended or postponed, including the patron saint festivities of the Pinilla district

The Ministry of Education has suspended classes at centers in the Region of Murcia from next Monday

The City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz closes all municipal facilities to the public today and suspends activities in municipal spaces and on public roads for the next 15 days, a decision that has been announced by the mayor, who has justified these extraordinary measures as prevention to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, before the situation can worsen.

José Francisco García has confirmed that at the moment there are no positive cases in the municipality, since the tests carried out by health personnel have been negative.

"Precisely by trying to maintain the lowest level of contagion, we put these decisions into action. We understand that they are difficult measures with a negative impact on the local economy, but it is better to anticipate the problem and take a step back in our life habits in the coming weeks, avoiding overcrowding and contagion risk situations ", José Francisco García has argued.

The closure affects facilities such as the Municipal House of Culture and Library, the Conservatory of Music and Dance, which also suspends its classes, Youth Center, Local Employment and Women's Center, 24-hour Study Room, Caravaca Sports Center, municipal nurseries, centers for the elderly in Caravaca, Archivel and Barranda, network of museums, facilities and all sports halls, the urban area and the districts.

"The municipal centers, including the City Council, will be with the workers doing their job, but we ask that they only go in case of real need to them," added the mayor.

The suspension of classes by the Autonomous Community in the educational centers begins next Monday.

The weekly market for next Monday is also canceled.

"As we said yesterday, decisions are going to be taken day by day depending on the evolution of the situation and following the indications and recommendations of health professionals and the competent authorities. We must remain calm but not lose a moment "explained José Francisco García, who added that" from the City of Caravaca we will not skimp on protection measures because public health and ensuring the health of neighbors is our priority and our responsibility. "

Suspended events organized by the Consistory

The first decision adopted yesterday, Wednesday, was to suspend the events organized by the City Council of Caravaca de la Cruz or that mean transit of people between communities, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, among which are visits tourist guides to the old town;

the Pilgrim Market that is held monthly at La Corredera;

the first of the guided visits by districts that were to be carried out in Vélez Blanco and María;

the D'Ruta activity between El Sabinar and Caravaca of the Department of Sports or the act of reception to the mayor of Sigüenza in the City Council on the occasion of the twinning of the Armaos de la Vera Cruz with those of the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher of this town .

The activities scheduled for March 13 and 17 of International Women's Day are also suspended.

It also confirms the postponement of the second edition of the Assota Trail test that was going to displace a thousand participants from all over Spain.

The organizers of the event are already working hand in hand with the City Council to set a new date.

Events scheduled outside the City Council

In addition, the Sovereign Order of the Temple has canceled its Medieval Dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 14.

The City Council has also held meetings with the Vera Cruz Brotherhood Commission and the festive parties to establish the criteria for the most immediate events and with hoteliers and nightlife venues to establish recommendations.

"We suggest to owners and organizers to pay attention and follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and even the closure of their premises if necessary, and to the neighbors equally responsibility, avoiding crowds and large crowds," he added.

Anyone who has symptoms of coronavirus is recommended to contact 112. If you need information about coronavirus call 900 12 12 12

Very important to use common sense and responsibility.

Remember that if there is a medical quarantine recommendation, you should stay home.

The collaboration of citizens is very important to contain the spread of the virus.

Information provided by the Consistory

The City Council has been updating in its official communication channels the information provided by authorized bodies, disseminating infographics and videos on prevention measures.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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