SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has clarified that the proposal to increase from six to ten the maximum number of diners in Covid alert level 3 on the designated dates of Christmas will be only among vaccinated people, since the objective is to continue promoting vaccination and ensuring that meetings are as safe as possible.
“We have already said that at level 3 there are a maximum of six people and the will is to be able to raise it as long as we are encouraging vaccination. That is, we can pass to ten people if they are vaccinated,” he said.
Speaking to the media, he advanced that this will be the proposal that will be taken to the Governing Council next week, which will foreseeably take place this Monday.
“In summer we had difficulties. Some restrictive measures were not endorsed by the Justice in the Canary Islands and we saw how thanks to the increasing vaccination the situation was turned around,” he explained.
Torres pointed out that there is currently an added situation, which is the Omicrom variant, “tremendously contagious” although apparently less lethal. “It is true that the healthcare pressure is lower than what we had in August – he added – but that doesn’t mean anything. We are seeing how healthcare pressure is increasing in other Autonomous Communities”.
In this regard, he stated that the sector of children between 5 and 11 years is the one that is experiencing the highest incidence, so he opted for a massive vaccination for minors, while celebrating the good reception by parents for take your children to get vaccinated.
“We are not free from Covid –he said -. We have to respect distances. You cannot enter a nightclub and remove your mask, and whoever is controlling the entrance of the nightclub has to comply with the rules or, failing that , the maximum possible economic sanction will fall to him “.
Torres made special emphasis on the fact that the Government does not want the spike in infections to affect the economy. “So far we have done well. We are about to enter 2022 and we need this normality for health and for the economy of the Canary Islands,” he concluded.