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Covid-19 Daily Report & Figures

Daily updated Covid-19 figures. Updated: 22/06/2021 at 15:15pm.

Tenerife holds Canaries back

The Canary Islands now have the fourth-worst 7-day infection rate in Spain at 50.23 cases per 100,000 people, and the recent increase of infections in Tenerife means that the islands are now performing worse than the Spanish average of 42. Of…

DIY customs declaration from July 1st

Anyone on Lanzarote who regularly buys things over the internet will have come across suppliers who do not supply to the Canary Islands. “Not available on the Canary Islands”, or “No delivery to the Canary Islands” are phrases that pop up time and time again.

Sunday News Roundup

New Sunday weekly roundup! A rundown of everything that has happened during week that you need to know; written in a brief and easy to understand format.

New road in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca has unveiled a new stretch of road that is aimed at taking pressure off the town centre. The 720-metyre stretch of road links Avenida de papagayo with the main exit to Femes, and has coast €2.1 million.

A breath of fresh air

Mask use will no longer be compulsory outdoors from the 26th June, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced yesterday.

Repeat of Órzola tragedy

Tragedy returned to Órzola last night after a patera carrying migrants capsized off shore. At the time of writing, three fatalities have been confirmed – two women – one of whom was pregnant, and a man.

How soon is soon?

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez yesterday promised “We'll soon be able to take off our masks outdoors”, shortly before a meeting of the inter-regional council on health issues failed to agree on a date for lifting the measure.

San Juan is coming…

The Dia de San Juan (St John’s Day), on the 23rd June, marks midsummer and is celebrated with bonfires throughout Spain. This event has caused the Lanzarote Security and Emergency Consortium to produce a list of dos and don’ts for those celebrating the event next Wednesday.

La Graciosa fully vaccinated by July 4th

La Graciosa is set to become the first of the Canary Islands to reach the target of full vaccination of all over-16s, following a decision by the Canarian Health Council to provide vaccines for all the island. It is estimated that the island will reach this objective by 4th July.