The mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, criticizes the decision of the Government of Spain not to allow the provinces of Malaga and Granada to go to phase 2 of the de-escalation, ignoring the request of the Andalusian Government. "The damage, both economic and reputational, that this decision does to us is enormous, given the urgency that we have to reactivate, with due sanitary guarantees, our economic activity, mainly tourism. In addition, it is an arbitrary decision, since it does not meet technical criteria, "says Armijo.
"We do not understand why we are obliged to meet the criterion of staying 14 days in one phase before moving on to another, when in other autonomous communities this has not been done. It is a comparative grievance. The two provinces comply with the objective indicators established by the Ministry's technicians, and yet they condemn us to wait one more week to move on to the next phase of de-escalation. ?
The mayor concludes that ?The population of Nerja has faced the first phases established by the Ministry of Health with responsibility and discipline in complying with the rules, and proof of this is the low incidence in our municipality. As I said when going to phase 1, we are going to face the next few weeks with this same spirit, without letting our guard down until we overcome this health crisis ?.