596 confirmed coronavirus cases in Murcia as the death toll reaches 8
36 patients are in intensive care as hospitals scramble to increase their capacity Analysts and health administrators in Spain appear to be of the opinion that the coronavirus pandemic in this country could be close to reaching its peak, but in the Region of Murcia, where the first case was reported later than in any other of Spain’s 17 regions, the numbers continue to rise sharply. On Wednesday 25th March at 21.00 the regional health..

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3,000 fined and 14 arrested in Murcia for breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions
The Guardia Civil and the national police continue to fine offenders in the Costa Cálida As the coronavirus lockdown in Spain nears the end of its second week the Guardia Civil and the Policía Nacional report that between them in the Region of Murcia they have arrested 14 people and fined over 3,000 for breaking the restrictions on movement imposed by the national government on 12th March. These figures were supplied on Wednesday by Jos..

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Virtual guided tour of the Coimbra del Barranco Ancho in Jumilla
Although all tourist visits to the municipality have been postponed due to the national State of Emergency, Jumilla tourist office has produced a series of virtual guided tours about the important monuments and landmarks in the municipality, this being the first in the series and focusing on the Coimbra del Barranco Ancho, an extensive Iberian settlement which is located outside of the modern town in a strategically advantageous position...

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Jumilla ready for mass disinfection as agriculturalists join the cause
Now that the rain has receded, municipal services, supported by the local agricultural community, are ready to hit the streets en masse, loaded with disinfectant. Although disinfection has been undertaken in the old quarter already, the integration of more vehicles into the initiative will enable the town hall to undertake a more generalised disinfection of the streets of the old quarter and main shopping streets most frequently transited..

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Breakdown of suspected Coronavirus cases in the Murcia Region
There are over 7,500 suspected cases, emphasising the importance of observing the lockdown and staying at home Information has been released today detailing the number of patients who have called the regional helpline and are believed to be suffering from coronavirus, although it has not been possible to test yet due to the lack of testing kits. See below for a breakdown of cases by health area. It is not possible to break these down by..

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Música Entre Vinos in Jumilla cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 outbreak
The Ruta del Vino de Jumilla accepts the difficulties of holding the event this year The Asociación Ruta del Vino de Jumilla has taken the difficult decision of cancelling the annual Música Entre Vinos cycle of concerts which are held in the bodegas of the members of the Ruta del Vino Wine Route in the municipality every summer.   The practicalities of organising the events, added to the uncertainty of the duration of the Coronavirus..

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28th March Jumilla observes the hour of the planet
Castle lights will be switched off Jumilla is participating in the annual Hour of the Planet (Earth Hour) celebrations held worldwide, known in Spain as ‘La Hora del Planeta’.   This will take place between 20.30 and 21.30 and residents of the municipality are invited to join in the initiative by extinguishing the lights in their own homes during the same period and sending a code in morse to the rest of the world from their balconies..

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Jumilla municipal services work to disinfect the streets during Covid-19 lockdown
Essential shops, supermarkets and services continue to function in the municipality Although businesses in Jumilla are respecting the lockdown order, essential shops and trade services including food stores and pharmacies are continuing to function, so in order to support efforts to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 the town hall is undertaking a major programme to spray streets and areas most transited by the public with disinfectant..

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Learn at home during the Coronavirus lockdown with state-run educational programmes
Learn at home: special programmes through the lockdown period for families Special programme are offered throughout the lockdown period via La 2 de TVE and Canal Clan of TVE: 🧒09:00 CLAN for 6-8 year olds 🧒10:00 CLAN for 8-10 year olds 🧒11:00 CLAN for 10-12 year olds 🧒12:00 LA 2 for 12-14 year olds 🧒13:00 LA 2 for 14-16 year olds Each themed block contains a combination of activities which include physical..

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Jumilla indoor market remains open; support local shops during the Coronavirus lockdown
Shop locally and avoid unnecessary journeys Jumilla municipal council urges residents to shop locally during the Coronavirus crisis, shortened journeys minimising the risk of spreading coronavirus and helping residents to comply with the terms of the national State of Emergency, fundamental to which is the principle of minimal resident movement. The indoor market place remains open throughout the week and the town centre has an ample offering..

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Important contact numbers for Jumilla residents during the Coronavirus crisis
Points of contact for residents of Jumilla Full information and news can be found in English on www.jumillatoday.com

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Help for local businesses: what is an ERTE
ERTEs are likely to affect millions of employees in Spain during a prolonged coronavirus crisis As it becomes ever clearer that the coronavirus crisis in Spain will create significant issues for businesses long-term, many companies are taking advantage of the “ERTE” Temporary Employment Regulation scheme to cut their own costs while protecting the earnings of their employers. The “ERTE” is a financial instrument which until now..

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Gas bottle prices frozen for 6 months to combat corona virus crisis
The government is concerned to make sure families are able to live comfortably during the State of Emergency  The Spanish government has announced that gas bottle prices have been frozen for a 6 month period in order to support families throughout the Covid-19 crisis.   The number of inspections by consumer protection personnel to ensure that the public is not overcharged by delivery drivers has also been increased.

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Post office opening times limited to 3 hours in the morning
Minimal services are being offered for the duration of the coronavirus crisis The offices of Correos, the Spanish post office, are to open for only three hours a day and the number of staff on duty is to be reduced for as long as the coronavirus emergency lasts. Correos explains that it is working to ensure that postal deliveries continue but will be calling on the services of only the most essential staff, and offices will be open to the..

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Supermarket opening hours and general information for shoppers
Sunday opening banned for supermarkets throughout the Region of Murcia During the state of coronavirus emergency declared by the Spanish government nine days ago shops selling food are allowed to remain open to the public, but as the virus continues to spread throughout the country a quick trip to the supermarket is no longer the relaxing outing which it usually is in “normal” conditions. All shops and food supermarket chains in the..

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Jumilla cancels guided tours, cultural activities and closes day centres for the elderly
At the moment the wine bodegas are still selling wine directly from their bodegas and offering individual tours Along with many other municipalities in the Region of Murcia, Jumilla council has opted to take preventative measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus and has cancelled all events which could put the population at the risk of contagion. Thsi includes all local sporting events, the guided tours programme offerd by the municipal..

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The streets of Jumilla flow red with wine as thousands are soaked in the annual Cabalgata
70,000 litres of wine was poured over and into the thousands who enjoyed this crazy event Click here to see the full photo gallery/ Haga clic aquí para ver la galería de fotos completa: WWW.JUMILLATODAY.COM Jumilla held its annual Cabalgata del Vino on Saturday and by 10pm rivers of wine were literally flowing down the streets of the town, the tractors towing vats which had formerly contained 70,000 litres of wine at 7pm returning laden..

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