Level 2 restrictions made easy

With the weekly level review, keeping track of restrictions can be difficult. At The Gazette we want to make it as simple as possible for you to stay on top of the "do's and dont's" of the current level of restrictions.

Here we go again…

The Canarian Government yesterday raised Lanzarote to Level 2 (medium risk) in its weekly review of the islands. Meanwhile, Tenerife became the first island to go to Level 4 (Very High Risk) since Lanzarote was placed there in January, and La Palma and Gran Canaria joined Fuerteventura on Level 3 (High Risk).

Record figures

The Canaries registered a record number of daily Covid cases yesterday, with a total of 816 positive tests in a single day, over half of which occurred in Tenerife. Gran Canaria, which was recently managing to control the virus well, has also shot up, with 306 cases.

No changes to mask law

The Spanish Government has refused to introduce a new state of alarm and will not make any changes to the existing mask law, despite requests from some Spanish regions who are concerned about spiralling Covid figures.

Delta dominant

The Delta, or Indian, strain of coronavirus is now dominant in the Canaries and the rest of Spain, according to a report from the Spanish Health Ministry yesterday.

Welcome to Arrecife

The entrance to Arrecife from Tahiche will be renovated, with a wider road and new fountain.

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.

Secrets of the bones

A recent study by Tibicena: Archeología y Patromonio (Archeology and Heritage) has shed a little more light on the way Lanzarote’s Maho people lived their lives before the arrival of Spanish conquistadores.

The carabinieri are coming

Italian carabinieri will join the Guardia Civil to carry out “joint security operations” in Puerto del Carmen during the month of August.