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Spain officially recommends face mask use

Streets full of mascarillas (masks) is a sight that Lanzarote only usually sees at carnival time, but it could soon become a feature of everyday life as Spain slowly starts to leave the lockdown. The Spanish government yesterday changed…

Lockdown “will have to be extended until May 10th”

While winning the support of congress to extend Spain's lockdown until the 26th April, Spanish President Pedro Sánchez indicated yesterday that he would have to to extend the state of alarm for a further two weeks, until 10th May. Congress…

No Canarian agenda for lockdown exit

As Canarian hoteliers invite Spain's elite footballers to conclude the season on the islands, Canarian health councillor Julio Pérez has confirmed that the Canaries will not seek to establish its own agenda for coming out of the lockdown. Pérez's statement…

Mascarilla 19

The “Mascarilla 19” (Mask 19) codeword for reporting gender violence at farmacias (chemist's shops) has already been used by eight women on the Canaries. As the lockdown forces many victims of gender violence to share living quarters…

Testing kits arrive

Lanzarote received a thousand coronavirus testing kits yesterday, as a Canarian Government helicopter delivered the vital supplies directly to a landing zone near the hospital. “This equipment will supplement previous deliveries,…

Take a virtual excursion

Fancy a twilight trip to one of Lanzarote's most historic and dramatically-located buildings? The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism on Lanzarote have just published a virtual 3D tour of the Castillo de San José /MIAC, allowing…

Arrecife worst-affected by COVID 19

Almost half of confirmed coronavirus cases on Lanzarote were recorded in Arrecife, while the tourist resorts have been relatively unaffected by the virus so far. Of the 70 cases recorded so far, 32 (45.7%) were from Arrecife. This…

Lockdown stargazers

The Lockdown has reduced air and light pollution in our skies considerably, and this month all you need is a pair of binoculars, a balcony and a clear night to enjoy some of the most fascinating displays our galaxy has to offer. Weather permitting,…

“We must not drop our guard.”

The Canarian Health Councillor, Julio Pérez, has said that recent statistics “give cause for optimism” but that the islands “must not drop our guard” against coronavirus. Photo: Canarian President, Ángél Victor Torres Pérez recognised…

Lockdown extended to April 26th as statistics offer hope

Spanish President Pedro Sánchez has announced that he will seek to extend the lockdown by a further two weeks, until the 26th April. A vote will be scheduled this week and is expected to be passed by congress. “Once the peak of propagation…