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Canaries continue to perform well

The Canary Islands continue to perform well in the battle against coronavirus, while the month of July saw the amount of new cases in Spain increase by four times. Spain ended its state of alarm on June 21st, entering a “new normality”…

Testing tax?

Canarian president Ángel Victor Torres has returned once again to the subject of testing at airports, calling for a European airport tax that would cover the costs of testing on all passengers. Torres made the suggestions at a conference…

SARA Dog of the Month: Lana

LANA, a pretty medium-sized Bulldog mix, was born in March 2018 and adopted as a puppy before being returned to Sara. Upset and bewildered, she is a sweet-natured dog, affectionate with people and gets on well with other dogs. She has…

Airport arrivals plummet, unsurprisingly

Lanzarote airport has lost 2.1 million visitors in the first half of this year. In 2019, 3,591,000 passengers landed at the airport from January to June, but this year that figure was just 1,426,000. First published in Gazette Life,…

No return to “last spring’s nightmare”

Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa yesterday explained that the rise in outbreaks in the country was “a different situation to the one in March and April”. Illa stated that there were currently 412 active outbreaks involving 4,870…

Smoking – Only for the lonely

Smoking should be forbidden on outdoor terraces and other communal areas as a measure to stop the spread of coronavirus, a public health commission organised by Spain’s Health Ministry has recommended. First published in Gazette Life,…