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Covid rule flouting health councillor in Andalucía resigns after carnival party

Cumbres Mayores in Andalucía. File photograph.
Cumbres Mayores in Andalucía. File photograph. / EP
  • Félix Delgado has resigned from office this Sunday, a week after his participation in festivities during which the Guardia Civil filed 56 complaints

A local councillor with responsibility for health and sports in the town of Cumbres Mayores in in the province of Huelva has resigned from office a week after he took part in a 'botellón' drinking party in the town on 13 February.

Félix Delgado stepped down after a council meeting to discuss the incident during which the Guardia Civil filed 56 complaints after a large number of young people gathered - including the councillor - for a carnival fancy dress party with alcoholic drinks.

In a statement the town council said, “We must all behave and act in an exemplary way for the rest of the public, especially in times of pandemic due to Covid-19.”

“Therefore, behaviour that may endanger and risk health should not be tolerated of people. The council regrets the events that occurred, as well as the behaviour of this colleague who is resigning from his public position,” said the council.

“We all have to play our part to combat and prevent the spread of Covid-19,” added the town hall statement.