Tenerife goes back up to Level 2 restrictions
The Minister of Health of the Canary Islands Government, Blas Trujillo, has confirmed in a press conference this morning that Tenerife is returning to Level 2 restrictions from tomorrow.
Trujillo said: "Last Thursday it was decided to wait until today to wait for the evolution of each of the islands and the archipelago as a whole. The levels place us at a medium risk incidence, but we cannot relax on the epidemiological situation. The new British strain is more dangerous and some more that are appearing and that suppose a high level of contagion. therefore, any preventive measure sounds like little to us."
"We have observed in the last week in Tenerife, especially with the indicator of the most immediate incidence at 7 days, a constant increase is being maintained. Therefore it is proposed that the level of Tenerife rises to 2. It is a measure of anticipation and proportionality."
This news was all but expected due to an upward trend of new cases of coronavirus this week on the island, and the fact that there were more than double those in Gran Canaria yesterday (55 v 25). This is disappointing news for the residents of Tenerife who didn’t have chance to enjoy the benefits of Level 1 as the ‘Carnival’ measures were in place, which also finish tonight at midnight.
Also as predicted, Gran Canaria drops to alert Level 2, Fuerteventura drops to Level 1 and Lanzarote remains at alert Level 4, for at least another week. For their part, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro are at Level 1. "The case of Gran Canaria has evolved in a positive way and this leads us to place it at level two", announced Trujillo adding: "The island of Fuerteventura drops to level 1 after a good performance, while Lanzarote must remain at level 4 due to the UCI levels."
These measures will come into force from midnight tonight (Sunday) until February 28th. Trujillo has also assured that between March and April, the Canary Islands will increase the supply of vaccines against Covid. He said that "the Canary Islands will take a cruising speed in vaccination against Covid."
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