The CTC demands increased restrictions and fines to contain Covid in Tenerife
The Círculo Turístico de Canarias (CTC) is urging the regional government of the Canary Islands to implement "whatever means are necessary" to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Tenerife, whose contagion figures "are about to endanger not only the economy of the island but of all the Canary Islands".
They have put forward an increase of police control and a "substantial" increase in fines and sanctions for those who don’t comply with the anti-Covid measures whether individuals or businesses, without affecting the hospitality and leisure sector.
The president of the CTC, Doris Borrego, claims in a statement that at the brink of the high summer season the data is "chilling" and "day by day they are increasing."
She emphasizes that the cumulative incidence rate in Tenerife over 14 days now stands at 154.75 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, is raising the IA14 in the entire archipelago to 94.30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a level at which countries that do send tourists, will stop.
Because of this, the CTC considers it urgent to "put a stop to this situation by expanding police control and substantially raising the penalties for those few who do not comply with the measures to contain the virus, and who are putting the health and economy of all the islands at risk".
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She also calls for an awareness campaign and with an official publication of denounced gatherings, events, or businesses, and says that we should not be afraid of informing the authorities if we know of illegal actions or events as we cannot afford to lose another complete summer with the good prospects we have. It would be devastating.
The CTC added that they appreciate and recognize that "the vast majority of the population is religiously complying with all the measures," as well as businesses from all sectors, but insists that "those few who do not comply must be stopped, since we all pay the consequences of their actions. They are playing with our health and our economy,” she concludes.