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New appearance by the mayor to report measures to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (20/03/2020)

The mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, has offered this afternoon a new press conference to update and report new measures that are being taken in coordination with the Government of Spain and the Region of Murcia and that affect the municipality to prevent expansion of the coronavirus.

In the first place, he referred to the meeting held by videoconference late in the morning by the president of the CARM, López Miras, with all the mayors of the municipalities of the Region.

"It has been made available to all the municipalities and in the same way we have made themselves available to yours. To move forward this situation requires good coordination between the three administrations: national, regional and local," said Juana Guardiola. .

The mayor has indicated that the City Council is not providing data on possible infections "because we do not have them, it is the Ministry and the Ministry of Health that manages them and are offering generic figures by autonomous community."

Juana Guardiola has stressed that "the important thing is to take extreme precautions and do what is recommended to us, whatever the cases may be."

Likewise, he has reiterated that we must maintain tranquility and confidence in our health system.

"Together we are going to get out of this," he assured.

General measures

In addition to the measures already announced, which were taken in the first days, according to the recommendations of the health authorities, "since last Tuesday the waste containers have been disinfected daily and the farmers have been asked to collaborate in making a general disinfection of streets and public places in the coming days, "said Juana Guardiola.

Local Police, Civil Guard and Civil Protection are having a constant presence in order to comply with the guidelines of the State of Alarm.

Sound messages are being launched through the streets in different languages ​​to inform that you cannot leave home.

"At the moment they have had to put more than 50 sanctions for non-compliance with the Royal Decree," he reported.

Likewise, he has appealed to responsibility and recalled the importance of not disseminating hoaxes, photos, or videos of police and health actions, to preserve the privacy of people.

"It is punishable and some broadcasts can be up to crime", has affected.

From Social Services, attention is being given to all those who need it, a permanent emergency telephone number has been set up (968 71 63 67), pending appointments have been reorganized and dining room scholarships are being managed through vouchers.

Economic measures

The mayor has reported that the Treasury and Intervention Departments of the City Council are speeding up the payment to suppliers that depended on the incorporation of the remnants of the previous year.

Likewise, "measures are being studied that help citizens in this situation and see how to materialize them in all public prices, as well as the suspension of tax payment terms and facilitate installments or deferrals to the maximum legal amount in application of the Royal Government Decree from Spain".

In addition, the respective companies have been informed of the suspension of contracts for services that are not provided during the State of Alarm, such as the CAI, the Popular University, the Children's School, the Tennis School, and assistant informants to visitors in Museums, Castle and Tourism, monitors, lifeguards, etc.

On the other hand, the mayor has indicated that the City Council is going to answer any doubts that may arise over the different extraordinary economic measures that the Government of Spain has implemented, "which will mobilize 200,000 million euros to support workers, by telephone, families and entrepreneurs ", as well as resources for the most vulnerable, elderly and dependent, workers affected by ERTES and the self-employed.


Juana Guardiola has ended her appearance thanking the companies, farmers, associations, groups and citizens in general "who are offering to collaborate in whatever is necessary. This very morning they have sent us 90 cloth masks, washable", she highlighted. .

Likewise, he praised the disposition of the municipal political groups, the work of civil servants, of the different services, of the health workers, as well as of the security forces.

"I also appreciate the important work that the media is doing in these difficult times, as well as the citizens who collaborate by staying home and only go out for what is essential."

The first local authority has finished his appearance convinced that "this virus we all stop together, we have that full confidence; it will be hard, but we will get ahead".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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