The group of CC-PNC at Tenerife Council request to be reduce the capacity of the buses Titsa that cover the interurban lines on the island with the aim of fighting against Covid-19 contagions. The nationalist formation indicates that the government group has established 100% in the capacity of the buses “when the regulations establish a maximum of 75% in urban and metropolitan transport.” Given the thousands of cases of infections in recent days, CC values: “We must take measures to combat this situation.” In that sense, it will request information about it in the plenary committee of Sustainability, Roads, Innovation and Culture that is celebrated next 21.
CC considers that there is a contradiction in the measure taken by the government group chaired by Pedro Martín ”because it allows the full capacity of the buses on the longest journeys, which is when the travelers spend more time together and, consequently, there is more risk of contagion ”.
However, on urban routes, which are shorter than intercity routes, only 75% are allowed. “There is a discrepancy between the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo and it is necessary that the criteria be unified and the health interest prevail over the economic one,” the nationalists point out.
For the CC-PNC group in the Cabildo, “we are facing a decision that has generated confusion and discomfort in travelers.” The nationalists believe that “it is necessary to reduce the capacity of the buses that cover interurban routes to at least 75% and it would even be convenient for it to be 50%.” In this sense, they add that “this way it would be necessary to increase the services and frequencies of the buses, in such a way that the population and TITSA workers can move safely on public transport.”
Canarian Coalition also requests that increase the number of trackers on the island in order to combat the explosion of Covid-19 cases generated by the omicron variant. The nationalist formation indicates that Tenerife has the worst Canary Islands data “and we do not see that there is any type of measure by the authorities”. And he adds: “The Government of Spain, the Canary Islands and the Cabildo lower their arms and surrender to a situation that seems to exceed them.” The assessment is that “you have to prioritize the searches, but that does not mean abandoning the rest of the population.” “There are sufficient financial resources to hire more staff and continue with this fundamental work to control the spread of the virus,” says CC-PNC.
The nationalists emphasize that “the tracing of close contacts has been interrupted because there is a lack of personnel, as recognized by the doctors themselves, and that is something that hurts Tenerife.” CC recalls that last summer he proposed 22 measures to combat the pandemic, among which was to improve the pattern of trackers, with an increase in existing resources on the Island that includes the incorporation of resources from the Army and other entities ”. He also advocated improving the protocolization of the trails and unifying them between the different islands. The idea was to focus especially on early screening in order to prevent the spread of the virus. They recall that “the measures were rejected by the PSOE, Ciudadanos and Sí Podemos Canarias.”