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Malaga's annual Fair cancelled for second consecutive year

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  • The city's mayor has announced that the feria is suspended because of the increase in the city's Covid incidence rate

Malaga will not be celebrating its annual fair for the second consecutive year.

The city mayor, Francisco de la Torre, has announced that the feria will not be even be held in September due to the increase in the Covid incidence rate. The city council had already ruled out holding the event during August - its normal date.

Worried by the increase in coronavirus cases, De la Torre said bluntly: "The 2021 feria is not going to take place."

He explained, “It will not be possible to celebrate the fair in September either because I do not know where we are going with the numbers."

The mayor said he considers the suspension is “a way to ensure that the numbers do not continue rising”. Despite this, he has announced that the city will have alternative musical events, and activities for the elderly - “a population group that does not have any major risk now they are vaccinated.”