The Canary Islands will maintain all restrictions after the end of the State of Alarm
After the Governing Council held today (Thursday) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the President of the Canary Islands Government, Ángel Víctor Torres, explained how the islands will face the end of the State of Alarm from midnight this Sunday and the measures and restrictions that they intend to implement to maintain a stable and decreasing situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the archipelago.
Torres announced that the Canary Islands Government has decided to maintain the current measures to contain the spread of Covid after the end of the state of alarm; that is to say, the mandatory controls (masks, distancing etc), the controls in ports and airports, the curfew, the limitation of the number of people who may meet in groups in public and private spaces, and the perimeter closure. To enter the islands, a PCR or negative antigen test will continue to be needed, and in the case of residents this test will be provided.
"Things will continue as they have been up to now, with the traffic lights and the same restrictions in each level as they are now," said the regional president. This agreement will be published tomorrow in the BOC and will be sent to the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands for ratification.
The Government will request the endorsement of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) before the end of the state of alarm this Sunday, with a resolution delivered within five days. It should be remembered that the TSJC has endorsed all the measures developed by the Government of the Canary Islands to stop the advance of the pandemic so far.
In the event that these measures are not ratified, the Government will raise the matter to the Supreme Court (TS) although Torres maintains his conviction that they will receive the support of the TSJC.
He also announced that levels are being maintained on the islands as they were this week. Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Tenerife, El Hierro and Gran Canaria remain at Level 2 and Fuerteventura, La Gomera and La Palma at Level 1, and stressed that the good figures of the pandemic currently in the islands, can only be maintained, and even improved, if the measures and restrictions are maintained.