Serra proposes to lower the level in Tenerife, maintain Gran Canaria and raise Lanzarote
The spokesman for the scientific committee that advises the Government of the Canary Islands on the pandemic, Lluis Serra, considers it "acceptable" to lower the restrictive measures applied in Tenerife, defends maintaining them in Gran Canaria, but increasing them to Level 3 in Lanzarote and possibly in Fuerteventura.
Just hours before the Governing Council of the Canary Islands meets to assess the evolution of the pandemic and the possible readjustment of levels, Serra has posted his proposals on Twitter.
"We are paying for the Christmas excesses and defaults of a minority" and "the logical thing would be to expect an increase in cases for 4 or 5 more days in the eastern islands i.e. Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura, regardless of the actions that are carried out from now on," he writes.
He also highlights that the accumulated incidence in the last seven days of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants from January 1st to 12th has decreased by 40% in Tenerife, has increased by 60% in Gran Canaria, and has risen more than 400% in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
"It will be necessary to increase the measures in Lanzarote and, perhaps, in Fuerteventura, and it would be acceptable to lower them in Tenerife", defends Lluis Serra, for whom "it would not be relevant" to increase them in Gran Canaria. Lastly, Serra confirms that any updates today will start from Monday 18th January.