Tenerife and Gran Canaria stay at Level 2, but with extra restrictions
The Canary Islands Government spokesperson, Julio Perez, has announced this afternoon, after the Governing Council meeting, that the data for Tenerife and Gran Canaria does not warrant a move to alert Level 3, so the two islands will stay at Level 2, but with extra restrictions that will come into affect at 00.00H on Monday.
“The Government's concern about the evolution of the pandemic remains. The situation has not improved but it has not worsened in some islands, but we can say now that in Gran Canaria and Tenerife stabilization is not good enough”.
Perez has also highlighted the good progress made in Lanzarote, where infections have dropped significantly, and the island has also been moved in to Level 2 and will enjoy less restrictions having suffered almost three months in Level 3 and Level 4.
The Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, added that “the islands that are in level 1 are in an enviable position. In Lanzarote there has been a tremendously positive evolution, after some very hard times.”
Trujillo continued by saying: “Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are moving in an upward trend. In the seven-day incidence, the three islands are above 60 cases. We must anticipate the evolution of the situation from previous experience, hence we are adopting a series of measures to make it a reinforced level 2. The curfew will be at 10pm, the number of people in groups and in the capacity in different activities will be reduced to the same as in level 3".
In this sense, he indicated that "the difference with pure level 3 is the non-closure of the perimeter." The measures, which will take effect on Monday, will be active for at least 14 days. "We have adopted this reinforced level 2 in the hope of overcoming this upward situation, to face the next weeks with peace of mind."
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