Tenerife stays in Level 3 and Gran Canaria stays in Level 2
After the meeting of the Governing Council, the official Government spokesman, Julio Perez, and the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, announced at the press conference that, the Canary Islands are still at "medium risk", although the incidence at 7 days has doubled as has the hospital occupancy.
After several days above 500, and 600, daily cases, the usual meeting of the Governing Council of the Canarian Executive today has special importance due to the growth of the pandemic in the Islands, and after reviewing the data have announced that Tenerife stays at Level 3, Gran Canaria stays at Level 2, Fuerteventura moves up to Level 3, La Palma moves up to Level 2, and Lanzarote, La Gomera, and El Hierro stay at Level 1.
Thus, the islands will be classified by levels as follows:
Level 3: Tenerife and Fuerteventura
Level 2: La Palma and Gran Canaria
Level 1: El Hierro, La Gomera and Lanzarote
Trujillo reported that the "new epidemiological situation is determined by the advancement of new strains, such as the Delta, which has greater transmissibility and is spreading very rapidly in the population aged between 12 and 39 years old.”
Regarding the use of the Covid certificate, Perez explained that the Government wants to "link indoor mobility with the immunity certification, so in the next few days we will study how to do it, in reference to interiors for public use. Over 500,000 people have downloaded it so far and we can use for so much more than travel.”
In relation to the decision of the TSJC to overturn the curfew request, they are to appeal to the Supreme Court, because there are legal and technical-health arguments to do so. Perez said: "We understand that there are sufficient motivations to understand that there is an imminent danger of the spread of the disease if restrictive measures such as the limitation of nocturnal mobility are not applied.”
The Government also considers that "the reality and what epidemiologists tell us is that exceptional behaviours, such as the botellons carried out by certain groups of people, cause negative effects on the rest of society, which maintains an exemplary behaviour in the face of the measures implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”