The Tolosa City Council has reported this morning of the suspension of the contests scheduled for this Saturday on the occasion of the Bean Festival after the call made.
This Tuesday by the Minister of Health, Gotzone Sagardui, to the municipalities with a high incidence rate of the coronavirus to suspend mass events where security measures cannot be guaranteed. However, the Consistory will hold the usual fair on Saturdays and the cultural activities planned for the coming months.
In this way, the municipality of Toulouse becomes the first municipality to apply the recommendations made by the Department of Health in the face of the advance of the pandemic .
Not surprisingly, Tolosa is one of the six localities in red in Gipuzkoa , with a cumulative incidence rate in two weeks of 530.93 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
“Tolosa is in red, which means that the situation in our municipality is not good. The day of the Bean is usually a holiday for the people of Toulouse, but this year there will not be any celebration “, explained the mayor, Olatz Peon.
Through a note, in which he continues: “nor will the planned symbolic actions be carried out following all the measures, due to responsibility and prudence.”
After carrying out “a process of analysis” in which they have met with the municipality’s agents, such as the gastronomic societies themselves, for “prudence” it has been decided to suspend the XXIX Contest of producers of Bean of Tolosa that was going to be held this Saturday in the Plaza del Triángulo and the XXXIV Gastronomic Contest of Alubia de Tolosa , whose location was the Plaza de la Alhóndiga.
However, the usual fair of every Saturday and the planned cultural activities are maintained the concert of the Nogën group in the Leidor this Friday, the parade of the Band of Music on the day of Santa Cecilia on December 22 and the Aizkolaris Euskadi Championship on November 28 at the Beotibar fronton.
The decision Tolosa opens the way of what probably lies ahead in the coming hours and days a cascade of events suspended, since only in Gipuzkoa 65 municipalities are over 150 cases of cumulative incidence, the limit established by the Basque Government to adopt this series of decisions in order to avoid mass events where preventive measures are difficult to maintain.