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Costa del Sol promenades fill with life as lockdown restrictions are eased in Spain

  • Thousands made the most of their first chance to go out for a walk, run or bike ride since the state of alarm was declared on 14 March

From six o'clock in the morning the Costa del Sol's promenades, avenues and cycle tracks came back to life as coronavirus restrictions on outdoor activities were eased.

Adults and teenagers over 14 had until 10am to go for a walk, run or bike ride, for the first time in seven weeks of lockdown and residents certainly made the most of it.

The regulations called for social distancing while walking and running, although at some busy spots, for example the promenades in Malaga city, Marbella and other large coastal towns, the number of people made this difficult.

While the majority kept to the regulations as far as possible police patrols had to remind some people that stopping was not allowed for longer than the necessary pause to rest, among other rules.

The promenade in Malaga.

The promenade in Malaga. / SALAS

From 10am to 12 noon it was the turn of the over-70s to take to the streets for a walk for the first time since the state of alarm was declared on 14 March.