SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 1 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, affirmed this Wednesday that the Executive has begun to study that public officials and employees who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 must periodically submit negative PCR tests.
In an interview with ‘Cope Canarias’ and collected by Europa Press, he said that the decree-law prepared by the Government would “fit” this possibility, making it clear that it is not about “forcing” but about generating “maximum security sanitary “.
According to the president, who is also an education official, public workers are “the first” who “should set an example” and that is why he asked “what is the point if a teacher does not want to be vaccinated” and is with more than 25 students in a class.
Thus, he has pointed out that this situation should be institutionalized and will be done through the decree-law that will probably be approved this Thursday in the Governing Council, although he has warned that it is not necessary to “run” and to close a document with all the possible legal guarantee.
Torres has said that the decree-law “is not designed to impose more restrictions” but to bring together all the measures approved by the Executive since the pandemic began – more than twenty and some rejected by the courts.
The document, which will not include issues that affect the fundamental rights of citizens, will be transferred to Parliament to be processed as a bill and thus receive the contributions of parliamentary groups.