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Plainclothes police will enforce alcohol ban in Malaga cafes during new opening hours

File photograph of uniformed Local Police officers in Malaga.
File photograph of uniformed Local Police officers in Malaga. / ÑITO SALAS
  • The Local Police force in the city is reinforcing its presence in 'sensitive areas' to guarantee compliance with the new measures decreed by the Junta de Andalucía

Plainclothes officers in Malaga will police the new easing of Covid-19 restrictions across Andalucia which will allow cafeterias to open for two more hours from 6 to 8 pm as long as they don’t serve alcohol.

To enforce this new rule, the Malaga’s Local Police force has introduced plainclothes officers in “sensitive areas”.

According to sources, the officers will be tasked with ensuring that no alcohol is consumed on the premises as well as making sure that people comply with social distancing rules and wearing face masks at all times except while eating and drinking.

The use of plainclothes officers will bolster the number of police on patrol in the streets during the Christmas holidays - especially in the main shopping area, around Calle Larios, where crowds are attracted by the Christmas lights.