The Government of the Canary Islands, after its weekly meeting, has agreed this Thursday, July 22, that Tenerife will rise to health alert level 4 given the worsening of its epidemiological indicators. Gran Canaria rises to level 3, Fuerteventura remains at level 3, Lanzarote stops at level 2, La Palma rises to level 3, El Hierro remains at level 1 and La Gomera remains at level 2. In addition, it has announced that will establish from Monday the requirement of the COVID certificate to maintain some capacity.
Alert level 4 in Tenerife: all restrictions, in detail
The pandemic is in a “worrying” situation in the islands, has admitted the spokesman of the Executive, Julio Pérez, who has affirmed that the indicators will be reviewed and that the levels that mark the assistance pressure in the islands are rising, which justifies that change in level. This Thursday, Tenerife has added more than 500 infections detected in just 24 hours, and presents a cumulative incidence to seven days of 283 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and to 14 days, of 508 cases. Hospital pressure on the island continues to be at a medium risk level, and in ICUs, at high risk.
The Health Minister, Blas Trujillo, explained that the Indian strain is “infinitely more contagious, more transmissible” than the others, which explains this explosion of infections, where Tenerife is the locomotive.
Trujillo has explained that new measures are introduced in the levels and others are modified, such as, for example, in alert level 4, the closure of all activities and shops at 6:00 p.m. is suppressed, and the opening is allowed until 00:00 hours.
The level changes will be effective this Thursday, but the new measures, such as the request for the COVID-19 certificate to enter shops and other premises, will take effect on Monday.
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