SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Deputy Minister of the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, Antonio Olivera, announced this Thursday the agreement of the Governing Council by which the ‘Covid certificate’ for risk activities will be requested in the islands.
At a press conference, he commented that the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, has been asked to draw up an action plan for next week in which the catalog of activities likely to increase coronavirus infections is defined.
Olivera has commented that by virtue of the presentation of the certificate, it will be proven that the people have the complete vaccination schedule, have passed the disease or have a negative diagnostic test.
In addition, he has said that in the absence of the presentation of the report by the Ministry of Health, this obligation to present the certificate will apply to activities of closed spaces, which are very crowded, where you have to remove the mask frequently or not safe distance can be maintained.
He has commented that “the most advisable thing” will be to request the judicial ratification of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands (TSJC) but they will wait for the Health proposal in case there is a legal mechanism that does not make it necessary.
Olivera has also pointed out that it has been agreed that as of December 1, the ‘Covid certificate’ will begin to be requested from passengers from domestic flights, as is done with international flights, since there will be an increase in travelers by the bridge of La Constitución and Christmas.
Along these lines, he has indicated that the numbers of infections in Spain are still “low” but he wants to minimize the risks.
For now, passengers on inter-island flights will be exempt from presenting the ‘Covid certificate’.
This measure, which was launched on December 18 and ended on September 30, constitutes a necessary tool to continue with the control and containment of imported cases of coronavirus in travelers from other parts of the national territory and while accelerating the vaccination rate against COVID-19.
90% OF THE CONTAGES ARE LOCAL
They are exempt from presenting negative evidence, apart from those under 12 years of age, people in transit who make a stopover in the Canary Islands whose final destination is another country or another place in the national territory and who prove that they have been outside the Canary Islands for a period of less than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Olivera has detailed that 90% of infections occur locally and only 10% are imported, also with a low hospital burden – they represent 7.5% of hospitalization and 6% of ICU beds– .
He regretted that the upward trend in infections “has consolidated” and are consolidated in the age group in which there is more reluctance to vaccination, between 20 and 49 years. “It is not yet worrying but it puts us on alert,” he said.