At the moment several locations are considered, but the intention is that it is located in a central area and that it becomes a symbol of gratitude of all Lorca to those who stood up to this pandemic, "according to the mayor himself, Diego José Mateos. The mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, has announced that the City Council is already working on a project with which to pay tribute to all the people who from the first moment have fought or are doing so against the coronavirus, as well as those who sadly passed away. The Mayor of Lorca explained that "they are thinking of installing a monolith or sculpture with which to remember the deceased, and to recognize the efforts of those affected by the disease and their families, in addition to the work of those without schedules, and thinking of others, they have exposed their own lives to protect us, as health workers, security forces and bodies, emergencies and civil protection, firefighters, municipal cleaning service, dependents, essential service workers, agri-food companies, agricultural workers, transporters, among others, to whom we can only thank, without forgetting the citizens, who, in compliance with the standards established by the state of alarm, have also stood up to this pandemic.
" Diego José Mateos has detailed that "for the moment, from the City Council we are considering various locations, but what we do have clear is that it will be in a central area of ??daily passage for our neighbors, and that we want it to become a symbol of appreciation of each one of us, and that over the years we are increasingly aware of the strength that this virus gave us as a Society.
" Mateos Molina reiterated that "we will have the rest of the municipal groups to send us their proposals, as well as the groups involved, because we want it to be from the entire town of Lorca, through a contest of ideas to decide what image would be the most suitable to represent this appreciation.
" It should be remembered that the municipality of Lorca already has several sculptures in the form of a tribute, for example to the victims of the earthquake in May 2011, installed in the Plaza de Colón or to the women victims of gender violence that is located in the Plaza Calderón. Finally, the mayor recalled that "the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health alert, in addition to the loss of human life, with almost 28,000 deaths in our country.
For this reason, when the state of alarm is lifted , the City Council will promote this tribute to the victims as a sign of mourning, respect and solidarity in the face of the loss of human lives as a consequence of the coronavirus.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca