The New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic continues throughout the world. Some local officials in Spain recently used diluted bleach to disinfect a local beach. Related actions were immediately shelled by environmentalists. After the incident, officials apologized and claimed that the move was to protect children.
In response to the new Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, Spain implemented a strict home order last month. Until now, children under the age of 14 have been allowed to go out for a limited time. In the village of Zahara de los Atunes in southern Spain, local officials prepared children to go out, so they arranged tractors to a local beach and sprayed diluted bleach on the ground.
However, the relevant actions immediately caused a lot of criticism. Environmental activist María Dolores Iglesias Benítez criticized the related actions for destroying the ecosystem of the beach and pointed out that “bleached water was used to kill everything on the ground, nothing, even insects.” She also pointed out that the local beaches and dunes are the places where protected migratory birds breed and build nests, and that at least one bird nest found eggs destroyed by a tractor. She also pointed out that the beach has its own way of cleaning, and believes that the relevant actions are unnecessary.
Afterwards, local officials apologized for the incident and explained that the relevant actions were motivated solely to protect the children and that they had realized the mistake afterwards.