The Canary Islands Government plans to modify several restrictions today
The Governing Council of the Canary Islands will meet today to study the epidemiological reports of the last week in the Archipelago to deliberate whether it should raise the alert level of any Island, which could see Tenerife in level 4, Gran Canaria and La Palma move to level 3, as well how to modify some of the current measures so they have a greater effect in controlling the spread of the virus..
While waiting for the Supreme Court ruling on the request for implementing a curfew in the Islands in alert levels 3 and 4 of epidemiological risk, the Government must establish new restrictions, such as requesting the vaccination certificate or negative test for access to various establishments or events.
Yesterday there was a new daily record of infections with 816 registered, which beat the previous total of 731 on July 15th. Here are some of the stats over the last 7 days for the Canary Islands:
- 4,562 new cases.
- Incidence rate (IA7) has increased from 163.06 to 209.66
- Incidence rate (IA14) has increased from 269.54 to 372.71
- Covid patients in wards has increased by 26%.
- Covid patients in ICU has increased by 55%.
- 9 people have died from Covid.
The situation, far from improving, continues to worsen hours before knowing if the Government will decree any more measures to stop the contagion crisis in the Archipelago.
Records were also set in the islands with Tenerife having 436 cases in a day, a new record high, followed by Gran Canaria with 306 positives, also beating its worst historical records of the pandemic.
MEASURES IN OTHER PLACES:
Some parts of Spain, and other holiday destinations, are already implementing different measures, that the Canary Islands Government are looking at.
From Saturday, Galicia will require a vaccination certificate or a negative test to enter the hospitality and catering establishments in those municipalities with a high rate of infections.
On the other hand, in Greece the interiors of bars, restaurants, discos, cinemas and theatres have only been opened for the vaccinated, while in Portugal you already need a negative test or vaccination certificate in the municipalities with the highest incidence for bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and events.
Israel, who led the way on vaccination, have reimposed the use of the 'Green Card' to access events in closed spaces, and finally, France is now asking for a vaccination certificate to enter bars, restaurants, shops, and events.