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Is Today a "No Mask day for Foreigners" in Torrevieja?

Posted: Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:28pm
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Mrmike

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This morning walking along the Torrevieja sea front we were surprised to see how many people weren't wearing masks. From the Columns passing the Voll Damm bar towards la Mata we estimated about 80% of the people strolling along did not wear a mask.

From their speech it was evident that most were British, closely followed by Eastern Europeans. The Spanish were well behaved and almost all wore masks. The Area around Soraya and towards the port seemed to have a higher proportion of mask wearers.

We have lived in Torrevieja for 3 years and while we have usually gone along the the front a couple of times a week, in all that time we have only seen 2 police, one woman and a man. It seems no-one cares here. No masks, Electric scooters dodging among the walkers,  the dealers sell their deadly goods and the others their contraband shoes, bags and whatever else.

I can well understand why Torrevieja doesn't publish its figures, It doesn't give a flying F$%&.

Incidentally the rubbish is still in our road just like 3 weeks ago but that is another matter!

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Posted: Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:33pm

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Posted: Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:33pm

Mrmike wrote on Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:28pm:

This morning walking along the Torrevieja sea front we were surprised to see how many people weren't wearing masks. From the Columns passing the Voll Damm bar towards la Mata we estimated about 80% of the people strolling along did not wear a mask.

From their speech it was evident that most were British, closely followed by Eastern Europeans. The Spanish were well behaved and almost all wore masks. The Area around Soraya and towards the port seemed to have a higher proportion of mask wearers....

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We have lived in Torrevieja for 3 years and while we have usually gone along the the front a couple of times a week, in all that time we have only seen 2 police, one woman and a man. It seems no-one cares here. No masks, Electric scooters dodging among the walkers,  the dealers sell their deadly goods and the others their contraband shoes, bags and whatever else.

I can well understand why Torrevieja doesn't publish its figures, It doesn't give a flying F$%&.

Incidentally the rubbish is still in our road just like 3 weeks ago but that is another matter!

Same here in Benidorm......

Not quite the percentage you mention but it's probably 50/50 and yes I agree it's mainly holidaymakers with British accents!! The Spanish and resident Expats usually stick to the mask rules. 😷 

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Posted: Sun Jan 9, 2022 9:02pm

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Posted: Sun Jan 9, 2022 9:02pm

All Valencian statistics are published by the Generalitat Valenciana a couple of times a week:  Torrevieja cases = 841

https://coronavirus.san.gva.es/es/estadisticas

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At least some people can think for themselves.  Embarrassing to be wearing a mask in the fresh air 😂#antiscience

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:54am

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Stuartpau8 wrote on Sun Jan 9, 2022 11:03pm:

At least some people can think for themselves.  Embarrassing to be wearing a mask in the fresh air 😂#antiscience

Think or not, but we like to think we are responsible, law abiding citizens 

Steve 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:55am

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Stuartpau8 wrote on Sun Jan 9, 2022 11:03pm:

At least some people can think for themselves.  Embarrassing to be wearing a mask in the fresh air 😂#antiscience

There are many ways of thinking and dying. Personally I would either not admit non Vacs to hospital or at least make them pay 50% of their medical costs. Italy seems to be getting their act together finally. I can't wait to be turned into a robot with all the nano capsules I've been injected with. Perhaps I'll become a zombie no Vacs hunter, Who knows? Unfortunately I don't have a 5G phone but my Nokia 8210 is doing great on Movistar, maybe control over 2G doesn't work very well. Btw anyone want to buy an 8210? Spy and microchip FREE.

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:31am

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:31am

tebo53 wrote on Sun Jan 9, 2022 2:33pm:

Same here in Benidorm......

Not quite the percentage you mention but it's probably 50/50 and yes I agree it's mainly holidaymakers with British accents!! The Spanish and resident Expats usually stick to the mask rules. 😷 

Steve 

Have to disagree,I walk through Benidorm every day,wear my mask religiously,don't like it,see no reason ,but it is the law.

I have repeatedly done an on the hoof survey,counting those with and without masks and sub divided where possible into nationality,drives the wife mad.

Spanish compliance is no better or worse than any other nationality ,50% ,with mainly people below 50 being the worst and of those females being in the majority.Next come the Eastern Europeans followed by the  Norwegian and Dutch followedy by the British.

The bars in the new town,those still open,actively request the Covid certificate passports be shown and enforce the no smoking on the terraces .I have seen a few customers turned away without a cert ,mainly expat " regulars" ,the tourists need reminding of the mask rules as in the UK it is not the same regime, but in the main they comply once they are reminded.

I see the usual amount of police patrolling ,very reassuring,they do not seem to notice the non compliance and seem to have given up on insisting e scooter riders wear helmets .

Wednesday's is the worst day for non mask wearing ,market day and the majority of non compliance  in the bars is by expat visitors and their friends.

Life goes on and hopefully sanity will return as the year progresses.

Mrmike

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:58am

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:58am

As for helmet wearing, it's a bit like seat belts, as long as insurance payouts take into consideration non use, why worry, they risk harming themselves?

As for sending SMSs etc while driving, that has nothing to do with personal liberty and penalties should be increased. I notice that cell phone use in cars in American films appears to be the norm.

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02am

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02am

So now British anti maskers ignoring foreign countries laws? Should be heavily fined. These are probably the same people chanting  (our country our laws) to foreigners in the UK 

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02am

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Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:02am

Myra2020 wrote on Sun Jan 9, 2022 9:02pm:

All Valencian statistics are published by the Generalitat Valenciana a couple of times a week:  Torrevieja cases = 841

https://coronavirus.san.gva.es/es/estadisticas

Until fairly recently Torrevieja figures were always missing from the list, I admit, I have not looked for several months as it was a waste of time. They must have had some pressure from Sig Puig or Sra Barcelo.

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