Torres: ‘If all goes well, Tenerife can go down to Level 2 on Tuesday’
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has said today that "if everything goes as planned, it is foreseeable that Tenerife could go to alert Level 2 alert this Tuesday, as long as Public Health determines it.” He added "We never want to raise the levels of the islands, we have been the region that has kept restaurants, gyms and places of recreation open for the longest period time in Spain.”
After commemorating the 142nd anniversary of the PSOE party in Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Torres reaffirmed the will of the Government for the archipelago to achieve herd immunity against the virus during the summer months, for which mass vaccination, which will be reinforced from tomorrow, will be decisive.
Torres stressed that it is their main objective andremains unchanged because "everything is articulated so that vaccination reaches 70% of the population over 16 years of age in summer, except for some unwanted or unforeseen event."
Torres applauded the desire to be vaccinated that the Canarian society is showing, and highlighted that the accumulated incidence rate over seven days in the Islands (IA7) is below 50 cases, as required by Germany to allow trips by its nationals.
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Regarding the criticism that the Government received by not lowering Tenerife to Level 2 on Thursday as they did Gran Canaria, Torres asserted that these decisions are made based on Public Health reports, not by virtue of what the president decides in a capricious way. “As long as the data continues in the same downward trend, we will see some positive news after Tuesday’s meeting.”
A change to Level has two main differences than Level 3, which are group sizes are 6 people not 4, and bars and restaurants can open their interiors to 50% of Capacity and terraces to 75% with the correct spacing in place.