Torres will impose mask rules IF people aren't responsible and data worsens

2020/07/29 08:27:42 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Canary Islands are not currently tightening the "restrictive" measures against Covid-19, and are the only community in Spain where the mandatory use of masks has not yet been extended, but will do so if the situation worsens.

The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has warned that the Executive will take any restrictive decision that is necessary, "if the sanitary conditions and epidemiological evolution of Covid-19 on the islands so require."

This was his response to a question from the deputy NC leader,
Luis Campos, who has urged the government to implement all measures necessary to deal with outbreaks, such as awareness campaigns sanctions.

The President of the Canary Islands highlighted that family parties, private gatherings, and uncontrolled nightlife, are at the moment, where the most outbreaks are happening.

Torres added that, "we knew that this would happen once there was free movement of people." However, at the moment they are not considering tightening the measures, as long as the interpersonal distance can be maintained.
Until now, Madrid had not extended that obligation, but they finally announced it on Tuesday.

In his speech, Torres stressed that the Canary Islands has activated a protocol mechanism that ensures that it has been "recognized nationally and internationally", and that it is automatically activated when any positive is detected.

He also indicated that the epidemiological situation in the Canary Islands is "favourable", and detailed that in the last seven days the rate of contagion has stood at 2.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.