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Resident’s of Benidorm, Spain to be given face masks next week

The entire population of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca will be given face masks from Monday 8th June, Mayor says.

As part of Covid-19 prevention measures, the Spanish Government has made it obligatory for those aged six and above to wear masks in “any closed space for public use or that is open to the public”, where it is not possible to maintain social distance of at least two metres.

Mayor, Toni Perez, said six collection points will be set up, with different age groups able to pick up their masks on different days.

The first day, Monday June 8th, will be for people registered in Benidorm and born between 1971 and 1978.

On Tuesday, it will be the turn of those born between 1963 to 1970.

There will be no masks given Wednesday and then on Thursday June 11th masks will be given to those born between 1954 and 1962.

Friday masks will be given to those born in 1953 and earlier.

The collections will take place from six authorised points from 10am to 1pm, and 5pm to 7pm on the relevant day for the age group.

Municipal staff and volunteers from the Collective Assistance Network will hand out the masks and give advice on preventitive measures.

The six collection points will be in Casa del Fester, social centres ‘José Llorca Linares’ and La Torreta, and CEIPs El Murtal, Ausiàs March and Els Tolls.

Mayor Toni Perez said “Prevention continues to be the best way to fight against Covid-19, and within these measures the use of masks is fundamental.

“For this reason, the Town Hall has tried to ensure that everyone registered in our town has access to this protection system.

“We begin by attending to the school and youth population, and progressively expand this municipal initiative until we have covered 100 per cent of the local population, contributing to making their outings safer.”


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