Canaries Government do not rule out opening nightlife until 2am in the summer
The Minister of Health for the Canary Islands, Blas Trujillo, has said today (Friday) that he doesn’t rule out that the opening of nightlife venues may be allowed until 2.00am this summer, as long as the evolution of the pandemic in the islands is favourable.
"The objective is to move towards normality in the shortest possible amount of time, so we are not ruling anything out," Trujillo told journalists after the meeting he held with representatives of the hospitality and catering sector of the Canary Islands to address ongoing health measures against Covid in the sector.
Likewise, he indicated that measures will be taken for the recovery of economic activity in the hospitality sector when their representatives meet again next week at the official negotiating table.
Trujillo stressed that there is a good business relationship with the hospitality sector, which has been corroborated by the president of the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism Entrepreneurs of Las Palmas, José María Mañaricúa, who has recognized the work of the Canarian Government and Trujillo, and has expressed its confidence that the table created will "achieve new milestones."
Trujillo thanked the support of the hospitality sector in the face of the new situation that has generated the lifting of the state of alarm and has also referred to the decision of the Canary Islands Government to extend the opening hours of bars and restaurants until midnight to achieve "a more orderly consumption" and protect health at the same time.
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Trujillo also mentioned the fact that the Canary Islands are currently at medium risk, in terms of the incidence of the pandemic, but it is necessary to be more careful because the British strain is more easily transmitted and represents 90% of active cases in Spain and the Canary Islands, and it infects the population younger, who are needing to have longer stays when they admitted to hospital.
He also said that the number of new cases in Tenerife is "unacceptable", and they need to go down if the island wants to stay in Level 2, as it is “not normal" to keep having around 100 cases a day and not be in Level 3.