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Mixed messages on testing

Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres has once again insisted on the importance of testing as a measure to protect tourism and public health on the Canaries. But is widespread testing at airports practical or even possible? Torres…

UK to lift quarantine from 6th July

British government sources have told the BBC that English and Welsh quarantine restrictions will be lifted on arrivals from several European countries, including Spain,  from the 6th July, a measure that will permit British holiday-makers…

ERTEs extended until end of September

Spain's council of ministers has finally announced that the ERTE (furlough) schemes for companies affected by the coronavirus crisis will be extended until the end of September. Assistance for the self-employed will also be extended to the…

“No new outbreak in Canaries”

As new clusters of coronavirus appear in various localities of Spain, the Canarian government has denied that its recent increase in cases is a new outbreak. A week after Spain left lockdown and entered the “new normality”, …

Housing and unemployment top list of island’s worries

Lanzarote islanders are most worried about housing, unemployment and health, according to the results of  a new survey of public attitudes issued by the Cabildo's statistics departments, which was presented by Education and Citizen's Participation…

Don Facundo is pardoned as Lanzarote goes “Covid-free”

Last C-19 case on Lanzarote discharged The discharge of the last active case of coronavirus on Lanzarote yesterday means that the island is currently “Covid-free”, with no active cases nor official presence of the virus. The…

Future Football

After twelve weeks on the bench, top flight football is back in Spain and there’s likely to be plenty of on-screen action all summer. First published in Gazette Life, June 1st 2020. Football’s role in the spread of coronavirus…

Drive-in Covid-19 testing at Arrecife’s General Hospital

Yesterday, Gazette editor Shaun Addison took a Covid-19 test at the Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital without having to get out of his car. I've been awaiting a minor operation for a few months, but the coronavirus crisis put a temporary…

Animal Rescue

The Cabildo has reminded islanders that a special service is available for the rescue and treatment of injured wild animals. First published in Gazette Life, June 1st 2020. In early May, a video of a turtle rescue in Playa Honda…

“The island Manrique designed”

Lanzarote has appeared in a new advertisement produced by the Spanish government to promote domestic tourism. The advertisement, which was introduced by President Pedro Sánchez last Thursday, begins with images of a bar opening its…