Spain’s holiday islands look extremely likely to lockdown to in the next 18 days if infections of Coronavirus are not contained
Spain’s holiday Islands lockdown: SPAIN holidays have been placed on the no-go list after coronavirus cases in the country started to hit the second wave of infections.
There are now serious concerns popular Canary Islands Lanzarote and Gran Canaria could be placed in lockdown in September.
Canary Islands authorities are tightening restrictions in response to the deepening crisis and the very popular holidays islands of Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are, particularly at risk as they enter the September period. September normally sees the start for the popular islands of the late summer, winter holiday period due to its African climate.
Although the islands could both face lockdowns in the coming days or weeks ahead if measures to control coronavirus outbreaks don’t work or are not adhered to, it has been reported.
A warning has come from the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres. He has called in 100 soldiers to help police amid the “worrying” situation of not being able to contain the deadly virus that has killed thousands worldwide.
Torres has stated there are towns in both Lanzarote and Gran Canaria where the number of positive coronavirus cases was outstripping other areas. More restrictions could and are likely be enforced.
The Canary president also gave caution to that if people are found to be ignoring new coronavirus rules, including the mandatory wearing of masks in all public places and social distancing, the decision would be taken to increase fines and other sanctions.
The President openly stated the so-called “danger zones” are those that exceed 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and this could occur in a district, a neighbourhood, a municipality or an island.
“It is clear that in Gran Canaria there are a dozen municipalities that exceed that record and it also occurs in two towns in Lanzarote.” he personally announced.
He went on to say that quarantine rules were usually put in place when cases hit 600 positives per 100,000 people. We will not be waiting until these levels were reached to make any further curfew decisions.
September was always going to be the crucial month for Spain in general if the Coronavirus figures started to spread again as they are. Now with a second wave clearly spreading across the Islands as well as mainland Spain, it’s highly likely even further restrictions are going to be set in place. This could destroy the winter holiday season.
The regional government on the Canary Islands are now set to meet every day. They will review the situation and restrictions will be imposed if and necessary including a possible total lockdown.
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