The Department of Security of the Alicante City Council has reported that the first day of the closure of the hotel and restaurant sector, decreed by the Generalitat Valenciana to 17 hours, passed without incident and with the maximum collaboration of the establishments. The agents traveled through sectors on patrols and on foot throughout the city and verified that the terraces were vacated and the premises closed without any complaint.
The Councilor for Security, José Ramón González, to thank “all the citizens who yesterday complied with the advance of the curfew on this first night established at 10 pm, and which passed with total normality and without incidents”, while highlighting “the maximum collaboration of our establishments of hotels that were closed even before 5:00 p.m. in some areas of the city ”.
The Alicante City Council deployed a broad operation yesterday evening to protect and carry out comply with the decreed measures, intensifying surveillance on foot in the main areas of agglomeration of people, shops and leisure sectors. Also from eight at night and until six in the morning, the Local Police have closed all the parks in the municipality of Alicante.
The Local Police on the first day toured all the premises in advance of the closure, to inform customers and owners of establishments of the new measures that came into force in the Valencian Community. In addition, after they have been closed, they have organized static and itinerant traffic controls in order to prevent and provide surveillance in all accesses and exits of the city as well as in the neighborhoods, to enforce the new restriction of early night mobility at 10 p.m. and until 6 a.m., and they have patrolled all night highlighting the great compliance with the citizens’ curfew.
In this device to enforce safety and health measures, eight complaints were imposed for disobeying the state of alarm, five people breaching the mandatory measure of wearing masks, and three were punished for alcohol consumption on public roads.
The mayor José Ramón González has appealed to “continue with the high citizen awareness of the neighbors to win the battle against Covid, requesting that each one take care of themselves and take extreme care of the prevention and sanitary hygiene measures in the use of masks, social distances avoiding the parties, social gatherings and bottles, and maximum responsibility in one of the most critical moments of the pandemic ”.
Regarding noise, the Local Police have had to go to attend and dissolve parties in homes with complaints, which have resulted in complaints to the owners of the homes where the meetings were held, causing annoyances in the streets of Jazmín, Afrodita and Inclán Valley.
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