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No change

The Canarian Government has announced that it will continue all the restrictions that are currently in place, despite the expiry of Spain’s State of Alarm on Sunday.

Vaccine progress

The Canaries is fast approaching the landmark of having given half a million people at least one dose of Covid vaccine.

Is Lanzarote ready for Level 1?

Tomorrow will see the Canarian Government's weekly assessment of the Covid restriction levels for the various islands, and currently Lanzarote fulfils the requirements for entry into Level 1.

Madrid goes to the polls

Madrid votes today in an regional election that is likely to mark out Spain's future.

Fourth migrant boat located

A drifting boat containing 29 migrants was rescued on Saturday morning, the latest of four that have arrived on the island in recent days.

Rojillos are back in the game!

Ian Lane reports on the all-or-nothing finale to one of the strangest, most frustrating seasons ever experienced by Arrecife’s UD Lanzarote.

The vital race

April saw Lanzarote finally recover from the huge spike in cases that occurred post-Christmas and, at the time of writing, the easter holidays appear to have had only a slight effect on the number of active cases on the island. Now, all eyes are on the race to vaccinate and reduce infections for the possible return of tourism.

Oxygen for India

“During the first wave it took three months for the beds to be filled. Now, in just two weeks, the entire hospital is full. there has been an incredibly swift exponential growth, like a tsunami that has overwhelmed India's health system.”

Canaries go amber

The Canary Islands were yesterday classed as amber (medium risk) on the European Centrre for Disease Control's colour-coded map of Europe. This classification is hugely important for the prospective opening of travel corridors with other European countries.

Boat of death

The horrifying discovery of a fishing boat containing the bodies of 24 African migrants, two of them minors, has once again highlighted the dangers of the “Canarian Route”.