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Help now available at chemists for victims of domestic violence

Help now available at chemists for victims of domestic violence
/ ÑITO SALAS
  • The words "Mascarilla 19" will trigger an emergency call

The Spanish authorities are aware that the lockdown imposed because of the coronavirus could cause severe problems for people who live with an abusive partner, and have set up different ways for them to ask for help.

There are already phone numbers to ring and geolocation services, but the Andalusian Institute for Women has now introduced something new: from Monday 30 March, if anybody says the words "mascarilla 19" at a pharmacy, the staff will ring the emergency 112 number and the domestic violence protocol will be activated.