Police fine 32 people playing bingo in Gran Canaria
The Local Police in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria were called to the private premises of an association by neighbours in Schamman on Wednesday, who reported that a large group were breaking Covid rules and playing bingo inside the centre.
In an official statement, the police explained that health measures decreed by the Canary Islands Government were not being complied with, specifically the regulation one that dictates the maximum number of non-cohabiting people gathered in a private and indoor space, which in Level 3, is six.
After receiving a call at the Municipal Emergency Centre on 092, officers were dispatched to the centre to verify the veracity of the complaint, and found 32 people spread over two rooms playing bingo, not wearing masks, not respecting distances, and some of them even smoking inside the building.
For these reasons, the Local Police officially identified and issued fines to every person present for the infraction, and denounced the President of the Association for the organization of said act. The penalties for failing to comply with health measures in this way, range between 100 and 60,000 euros.