Tenerife is now the only island under red traffic light restrictions

2020/10/16 16:52:14 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has announced that Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and La Gomera can abandon the red traffic light situation due to the incidence of the coronavirus in their respective islands, and go to green traffic light, while Tenerife now remains as the only island under red traffic light restrictions… but only for a another week.

Tenerife has added 105 new positive cases of coronavirus since Thursday, Gran Canaria 29, Fuerteventura 5, Lanzarote 4, and La Palma 1, while El Hierro has actually had 3 subtracted. In the last 24 hours, a death has also been registered, a 71-year-old man who has died in Gran Canaria with previous pathologies.

El Hierro, La Palma and Lanzarote continue with a green traffic light, reports the Ministry of Health, which ensures that "Tenerife isn’t classed as an island with a high level of transmission, but continues with specific restrictions as a precautionary measure until next Friday 23rd October.”

The red traffic light means that events or gatherings of more than 10 people are not allowed, with the exception of the celebration of ordinary programmed cultural activity of a public nature.
The hotel, restaurant, bar, and terrace establishments, as well as beach bars and restaurants, must close before midnight, and cannot admit new clients after 11pm.

In the Canary Islands, the cumulative incidence rate over seven days per 100,000 inhabitants is now 37.66 cases, the lowest among the autonomous communities.
6,512 active cases remain, of which 52 are admitted to the ICU and 231 hospitalized on wards.
At the moment, 428,681 PCR tests have been carried out in the Islands, 5,496 of them in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 2.5%.