26 Jul, 2021 @ 14:45
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Young unvaccinated people on Spain’s Costa Blanca still breaking COVID-19 safety rules with outdoor drinks parties

Young unvaccinated residents in Costa Blanca area of Spain fail to follow COVID-19 safety rules
The catalan police intervenes to disperse the spontaneous crowd of young tourists drinking and having street parties during the first weekend with no curfew in Barcelona, Spain on May 15 2021. Thousands of tourists, mainly from France, and young spaniards flock to the city downtown and beaches to celebrate the newfound freedom with spontaneous street parties, also known as "botellones", often without respecting the social distancing rules and without wearing face masks. The police had to intervene on many occasions to disperse the young crowds. (Photo by Davide Bonaldo/Sipa USA) *** Local Caption *** 33385368

POLICE were busy across the northern Costa Blanca at the weekend as they dealt with illegal outdoor drinks parties and COVID rule-breaking involving young residents.

Well over half of new coronavirus infections in the region are among unvaccinated people aged under 30.

Javea’s Police Local broke up a party/botellon involving 300 young people on the Arenal beach promenade last Saturday morning.

Council cleaning staff were brought in to clear up the rubbish dumped in the area.

Denia police raided a club which allowed dancing with social distancing rules and mask-wearing flouted.

Four small botellons were also broken up on Raset beach, and there were police interventions further south in El Campello and Altea.

Calpe council has taken action to stop botellons by shutting down the Olta camping site and imposing a midnight chosure for Borombot beach.

They’ve also promised to take action over increasing complaints about illegal house parties.

Another concern is the late-night behaviour of youths around La Fossa beach.

Olive Press reader, Stuart Eynstone-Eykins, said: “Each morning the footpath that runs from the harbour out along the side of the Ifach is littered with bottles and rubbish from their night-time activities.”

“Things got even worse the other day when a large number of street lights were broken with the path showered in broken glass.”



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