SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of the Canary Islands has shown its concern about the increase in COVID-19 infections in the Archipelago due, above all, to the stagnation of vaccination figures in people between 20 and 49 years old, for which it has announced the possibility to propose new measures to promote vaccination of this group.
Likewise, given the possible arrival of imported cases, mainly from the United Kingdom, Germany and northern European countries, which are registering high rates of infections, the Canarian Government does not rule out taking additional measures if it is detected that the controls carried out on the travelers are not enough.
In the press conference after the Governing Council, the Deputy Minister of the Presidency and spokesman for the Canarian Executive, Antonio Olivera, pointed out that vaccination continues to advance but at a “much slower” rate than in previous weeks because “it costs more advance “in the age group between 20 and 49 years.
Antonio Olivera indicated that despite the fact that 85% of the target population has been vaccinated, he insisted on the importance of the population being vaccinated not only to safeguard their health, but also that of society as a whole, not only for health issue, but also economic.
He added that the Canary Islands have been experiencing numbers of contagions that are close to 200 daily cases for several days, so he considers it essential to remember that “we cannot relax”, because “the virus is still very present in society as a whole.”
In fact, he stressed that these figures have already had their first consequences and Fuerteventura has gone to level 2, while warning that there are other islands that, if they do not change their trajectory, may also find themselves in a similar situation.