Torres: Epidemiological figures decide alert levels not politicians
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, said yesterday that the islands "are on the right track" in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and has called for optimism because although he understands that we are all having a hard time due to the effects of Covid-19, the virus is going to be beaten.
Torres said this during his speech at the inauguration of the 'Onda Atlántica' footbridge in Las Palmas yesterday: "We make this inauguration during the pandemic, but I believe that in better circumstances," he said to highlight the fact that this type of acts can be carried out coexisting with the virus and with, since the Canary Islands today have more vaccinated than infected.
He pointed out that this situation makes the islands aspire to be able to recover tourism as soon as possible. "We are on the right track," he said, "We have to be optimistic. We are having a bad time but things are going to get better despite everything, despite this invisible enemy that we are going to defeat.”
Questioned by the possibility that tomorrows (Monday) extra Governing Council meeting could make some modification to the alert levels in the different islands, Torres pointed out that it is a decision determined by the figures and a series of objective parameters and indicators, not by the decisions of politicians or a government.
Finally, the president emphasized that things in the Canary Islands are going towards a control of infections, and said that we must be optimistic for the future, because in his opinion, when tourism comes back, it will come back in force.