The Local Police have issued 11,000 fines for breach of health measures

2020/11/18 17:01:38 Written by Canarian Weekly Gran Canaria

The Local Police of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria have filed nearly 11,000 fines for non-compliance with the health protection measures against Covid-19, since the special surveillance device was launched ​​at the end of the alarm state on June 21st.

They have processed 10,339 sanctions against people for not using the mask in public spaces or in the correct way, and 609 sanctions for non-compliance with the health regulations imposed on commercial and restaurant premises.

The Councillor for Security and Emergencies, Josué Íñiguez, points out that “to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Local Police continues to carry out specific surveillance plans in neighbourhoods throughout the city to ensure that residents continue heeding the regulations of the health authorities and protecting the well-being of our citizens, including using drones with cameras on them to control measures of social distancing and use of masks in different parts of the city.”

Íñiguez explains "since July more fines have been processed for not wearing a mask than for traffic violations" and highlights the "effort being made by the local security force to maintain public health, an objective that depends on individual responsibility of everyone, since no preventive plan is effective without the collaboration of all citizens.

In this sense, he points out that "from the City Council we will continue to put all the resources in place necessary to stop the pandemic, with preventive and information plans" and recalls that "for this we are keeping the civilian unit active, which allows us to act in a much more effective way in all neighbourhoods, in commercial areas, leisure venues, parks, and squares.”

From July 1st to November 16th, the Local Police have identified 30,109 people. Likewise, 365 complaints have been filed for ‘botellons’ in different parts of the city through the team established by the municipal security body to locate and intervene meetings or gatherings of people drinking alcohol in public places.

The City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria calls for continued citizen collaboration in complying with the protective measures against the pandemic and reiterates the need to take extreme self-protection measures, the maintenance of physical distancing, the mandatory use of masks and continuous hand hygiene.