The mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, has made a new appearance at noon today to update the different actions that are being carried out by the City Council against the expansion of the coronavirus.
New internal measures and thanks
Juana Guardiola has reported new measures that affect municipal workers motivated by state regulations that allow taking paid leave "thus adding one more option for those who do not have a telematic workload or support functions for those who need to carry them out face-to-face ".
He was also grateful for the total availability that all municipal personnel are having, "and explicitly to the service and cleaning personnel, so essential these days, as well as to the administration staff, who are teleworking so that the City Council does not operate. stop your activity as much as possible. "
As in previous appearances, the Mayor has reiterated her gratitude for her work to the Local Police, the Civil Guard, the Social Services staff "for their special dedication", the Civil Protection and Red Cross volunteers, as well as the employees health workers, farmers and "the anonymous people and companies that are voluntarily contributing everything they can".
21,000 euros in disinfection products
On the other hand, he has indicated that cleaning continues in all public spaces, including those that are closed such as schools, with the aim of making them ready when they are put back into service.
Containers and the immediate vicinity of shopping areas continue to be disinfected daily.
Periodically, the streets continue to be pulverized in collaboration with the farmers, "as well as in the case of Sunday, four forest brigades, which are sending to all the municipalities of the Region, something I thank the General Directorate of Emergencies.
"Likewise, they are being carried out in the districts with the collaboration of residents and neighbors, who are provided with the disinfectant product," said Juana Guardiola, who pointed out that to date 21,000 euros have been invested in products of disinfection.
In addition, he has once again asked citizens to improve cleaning measures on the streets "because despite being empty, you still see a lot of dirt and litter bins that are used as containers."
43,000 euros in protection material
The Jumilla City Council has made extraordinary purchases worth 15,000 euros so that its staff is protected.
In addition, the material requested by Cáritas, 061, the Health Center, SUAP and personnel who are currently more exposed, such as protective glasses, gowns and masks, has been provided.
It is also awaiting the arrival of new protection material worth around 28,000 euros.
"It is appreciated the materials that several people are preparing in their homes and that are being distributed among restrooms and covering different needs," said the mayor.
222 complaints for breach of the Royal Decree
Local Police and Civil Guard continue to monitor compliance with the Royal Decree of the State of Alarm.
The complaints to people for failing to comply reach 222, "the majority to passers-by, as well as several detainees, the last one yesterday," the mayor reported.
It has also had the collaboration on two occasions of the army units of Javalí Nuevo and Cartagena, the one yesterday afternoon requested by the mayor.
"I thank the Government delegate in Murcia, José Vélez, for his total predisposition to help."
Working on more economic measures
From the municipal government, currently the priority is to attend to the first needs of people and recover the health of all, but "without neglecting the measures of economic reactivation aid for those who have had to close their activities, so I want to transfer the citizenship, tranquility, since we will do everything possible and more to help them from the City Hall ", assured Juana Guardiola.
The Councilor for Commerce, Juan Gil, held a meeting yesterday with the president of the Association of Merchants of Jumilla, María Eugenia Abenza, to discuss the matter.
The mayor recalled that the management, approval and payment of invoices to suppliers are being streamlined to provide liquidity to their companies.
"We already have almost 700,000 euros," he detailed.
Likewise, all the urgently needed aid continues to be attended, which have been increased by 300%, all executive collections are paralyzed, the deadlines for the payment of periodic collection receipts have been suspended, as well as the tax deadlines and is offering ease for deferrals and installments.
In addition, the rates of land occupation by terraces, public roads in markets, as well as all kinds of activities that have been stopped by the State of Alarm will be returned.
"We are looking at how to do it in the most agile way for the citizen."
Juana Guardiola has once again referred to the fact that "in terms of prices and rates, garbage, water, it will materialize as soon as more data is available, to help those who have closed their activity."
"Regarding activity-related taxes, we do not know at this time if there will be any higher-level regulatory change, because they are occurring constantly at all times. If they occur, they would be applied and if not, they would be done through subsidies or as appropriate , making the budgetary modifications that were necessary, "he added.
13 people infected according to the last report
According to the report that is issued by the Ministry of Health every two days, in Jumilla there are 13 people infected with coronavirus.
The mayor has regretted the death of some of them and has expressed condolences to family and friends.
In addition, he added that "data is already passed to us from the Health Department to follow up on people who skip confinement, so the Police and Civil Guard can collaborate in having them located, which is one of the things we wanted that data from the first moment".
Maximum effort from Social Policy
The mayor, Juana Guardiola, recalled the effort being made from the Department of Social Policy "fundamental at the moment."
From the beginning of the State of Alarm, guidelines for coordination with the Police, Red Cross and Caritas were established to attend to isolated and most vulnerable people.
Likewise, with the pharmacies for home medication services and for them to accept Social Services vouchers, as well as with Amfiju and Aspajvania technicians to care for people at risk who are no longer able to be served by these entities.
Since this week the telephone service hours have been extended (968 716367), also in the afternoon, and the psychological support service has been added.
An average of 45 calls are being received daily.
57 food scholarships have been managed through vouchers, with an amount of 4,500 euros advanced by the City Council, but which will be assumed by the Government of Spain.
Likewise, 188 grants have been processed amounting to almost 15,000 euros and today 1,500 kilos have been received from the Murcia food bank to deliver to vulnerable families in collaboration with Civil Protection.
Activities of the Departments
Finally, the mayoress has thanked the work of her team, with the permanent presence of the Councilor for Services, the Councilor for Personal, Internal Regime and Security and the Councilor for Social Policy, as well as the rest "who although their areas do not require their presence, they are also working and available. "
From the Department of Economy and Commerce, all the doubts of the citizens about their area are being addressed and a file has been prepared with phones of open shops and pharmacies with home service to facilitate shopping for citizens.
From Tourism different virtual activities are being organized such as guided tours.
Through the Department of Citizen Participation in collaboration with the Dinamo Association, a blog has been created with all the citizen initiatives during the State of Alarm.
Rotary parking has also been suspended, so vehicles must be kept where they are and thus avoid leaving the homes.
In addition, different activities are being prepared "to feel Easter", adapted to the current situation in the State of Alarm.
The Central Board of Brotherhoods, the Cristo de la Sangre Drums Association, the educational centers, the parish priests of the town, the music bands, the Band of Bugles and Drums Our Lady of Lamentations, Armaos del Cristo, are collaborating for this El Prendimiento, the Coral Canticorum, Civil Protection and the local media.
The mayor has finished her appearance encouraging citizens to heed positive messages and have confidence that we will get out of this crisis.
"I thank everyone for their collaboration during this time," he concluded.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla