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.

Vaccine reaches 40,000 Canarians

The Canarian Health Service has vaccinated almost 40,000 people in recent weeks, as the vaccination programme targets the most vulnerable members of society and health workers.

“Tragic and irresponsible”

There is now very little doubt that the third wave on Lanzarote is almost entirely due to Christmas parties. The Mayor of Tías, Juan José Cruz, criticised the “irresponsibility” of local families who had been holding parties of 40 or 50 people over the holidays.

Level 3 restrictions for Lanzarote

Lanzarote is now on Level 3 - the maximum level of the Canarian Government’s three tiers of anti-Covid measures. Yesterday's decision by the Canarian Council of Ministers had been expected and followed the announcement that the island has seen 124 new cases - the highest daily total ever. This figure took Lanzarote to 609 cases overall, another record for the island.

Lanzarote pays a high price for Christmas

Lanzarote recorded 121 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, by far the largest daily total since the pandemic began. This brings the total of active cases on the island to 521, 58 short of the island’s peak of 579 cases that was reached on the 11th September last year.

99 problems (but a pitch ain’t one)

To say that UD Lanzarote have had a troubled start to the season would be putting it mildly. Six games into the 2020/21 campaign and the results are: Played six, won one, drawn one, and lost four; which leaves the Rojillos at the foot of the table.