Sitges, among one of the almost free municipalities of Covid-19

Sitges, among one of the almost free municipalities of Covid-19

Icon 5 August, 2020
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The data from the Department of Health from the week of July 23 to 29 inform us that municipalities that are almost free of coronaviruses also exist in Catalonia. Among them is Sitges, Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona).

Sitges, with 29,000 inhabitants and a well-known tourist destination, the epidemiological situation was with an R0 of 1.29 and five PCRs carried out last week, none of which led to an admission to the hospital.

Palafrugell and Sant Feliu de Guíxols, located on the Costa Brava and also very touristy, remain with R0 of 1.43 and 1.36, respectively, and six and four PCRs in each and no income. Valls, in the interior of Tarragona, also manages to stay almost on the fringes of the coronavirus, with two PCRs performed, no admission and an R0 of 0.79.

The tranquility that they enjoy in these populations with regard to the coronavirus these days contrasts with the restlessness and restrictions that are experienced in the city of Barcelona and in others in its metropolitan area.

Even so, the latest data indicates that there is a trend towards stabilization in all these areas, as reported this week by the Secretary of Public Health of Catalonia, Josep Maria Argimon.

In addition, for the situation to continue favorably as until now, the city council of Sitges and the Association of Musical Bars on Calle del Pecado, with the support of the Sitges Hospitality Guild, are working to guarantee security in the main nightlife areas for through a surveillance device, since nightlife could become one of the precursors of new outbreaks.

The operation, which has been designed and has been carried out in coordination with the Local Police and Mossos, works with the objective of guaranteeing social distance by regulating the movement of people on the street during the busiest hours and the busiest time. Association security personnel watch to avoid crowds on public roads and ensure proper operation with the following measures:

  • Entrance area through Plaza Industria and two exits one through the Paseo de la Ribera area and the other through Calle San Tecla with a single direction of movement.
  • There is a well-defined central corridor that communicates with the terraces and accesses to the bars.
  • Anyone accessing the site must wear a mask.
  • Once the premises are accessed, you must sit on the terraces and if there is no place, enter the premises whenever the capacity (limited by the Covid -19) allows it.
  • The temperature is taken for anyone who accesses the area.