CITIZENS of Orihuela have been told to stay indoors as the Municipal Operational Cooperation Center (CECOPAL) raises to a ‘Level 1 Emergency’ situation.
The drastic decision means the city can request more support for other parts of their administration and so that emergencies can be dealt with quicker.
In an updated publication released at 4pm, people have now been told not to leave their homes unless strictly necessary (previously, a ban on car travel only was put in place).
The public have been reassured that all of CECOPAL are attending major incidents at street level.
They are also reminded that the only OFFICIAL advice comes from the social media networks of Orihuela City Council, Policia Local and Emergency & Civil Protection.
All activity apart from emergency admissions is suspended at Vega Baja Hospital until Monday.
The emergency telephone number is 112.
If you are in Orihuela, please get in touch to tell us how the curfew is effecting you and your family