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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 queue-jumpers ordered to resign

The PSOE, which is the majority governing party in Spain and the Canaries, has demanded the immediate resignation of Susana Machín, the Health Councillor for La Palma’s Cabildo, and two other councillors after they were discovered to have received Covid vaccines before their allotted turn.

Massive Canarian vaccine plan

An old man stands outside Tías Health Centre, clearly furious as he demands to know when he’ll get his Covid vaccine. “I feel neglected” he tells the attendant, loudly but politely “It’s like a fourth-world country.” Later, he explains he’s 73 years old, with diabetes, heart trouble and other conditions, and is tired of the promises of the Canarian Government.

Level 4 remains

Lanzarote will remain in level 4 measures for at least the next seven days, after the Canarian Government decided that the situation had not yet improved enough to warrant a lower level.

The wet weekend starts here

Much of the island has already seen light rainfall this morning, but it's likely to get heavier and colder, as a polar depression from the north-west settles over the Canaries.

All change at health

A doctors’ association has criticised Pedro Sánchez’s decision to replace Spain's Health Minister, Salvador Illa, at the height of Spain’s coronavirus pandemic so that he can lead the Socialist party in the forthcoming regional elections in Catalonia on February 14th.

Turning the corner?

Covid infection rates on Lanzarote appear to be levelling off, although there are few signs yet of any notable decrease.

Donkeys confiscated

Tías Ayuntamiento has removed three donkeys from a quarry near Montaña Blanca after animal cruelty campaigners Ademal denounced the poor conditions they were being kept in. Ademal claimed the donkeys had been “abandoned”, in poor conditions with poor hygiene and sanitation.

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.