The closure of the interior of hospitality businesses in Tenerife is suspended
The Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) has considered the request of the Federation of Urban Areas of the Canary Islands to suspend on a precautionary basis the update of prevention measures established by the Government of the Canary Islands on June 19th in reference to the island of Tenerife, specifically the closure of the interior of the hotel and catering establishments and the limitation to 50% of the capacity on the terraces.
With a very precautionary nature and, therefore, without giving a hearing to the defendant, the Second Section of the Administrative Litigation Chamber of the TSJC at its headquarters in Santa Cruz de Tenerife states that, in principle, neither the closure of the premises of hospitality or the limitation of the capacity on the terraces, "have been shown as the causes of the contagion problem nor are they expected as the solutions".
The Chamber adds that the measure "does not withstand the comparative injury to the public interest reflected in this case in the economic damage caused to the hospitality sector, essential and strategic for the economic survival of the Island, which has been suffering in recent months, and is the main cause of the loss of 13% of GDP at the head of the worst data among the autonomous communities that make up the State.
The Court has now given the Government of the Canary Islands three days to present the arguments it deems appropriate to enforce the measure.