Regional Governments agree on perimeter closure and 10pm curfew over Easter
The Public Health Commission, in which all the Autonomous Communities and the Ministry of Health are represented, has agreed this afternoon (Thursday) to close the perimeter of all regions during Easter, and impose a national curfew between 10pm and 6am.
The plan will be decreed next Wednesday, March 10th, in the Inter-territorial Council meeting, but it already has the approval of the Public Health Commission, where all the communities were represented. Until next week, the final details of groups sizes, movement, meetings in houses, restriction on events, celebrations or activities that encourage gatherings, will not be finalised, but in principle the dates, from Friday March 26th to Friday April 9th, and these two main conditions have been agreed.
The Canary Islands Government Spokesperson, Julio Pérez, reported at a press conference after the Governing Council meeting that if the Canary Islands don’t want the perimeter closure, but if it is enforced, they will be seeking exceptions for tourism. He also confirmed that in the coming weeks new measures could be adopted to prevent the growth of infections and give a ‘final push’ before other countries lift restrictions and allow travel.
In addition, he reported that there are now almost 60,000 people immunized in the Canary Islands from Covid-19, that is, 60,000 people who have already received the two doses of the vaccine. Pérez assures that the advance of vaccination depends on the group, and on geographical factors. Today they have started the vaccination of teaching staff.