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.

Certified to shop?

The Canarian Government is considering introducing new laws requiring people to produce a Covid certificate before entering all indoor public areas, including shops, bars, restaurants and offices, as well as public buildings.

Spain and the Canaries stay amber

The UK government’s review of travel destinations has decided that Spain and the Canary islands will remain on the amber list, at least until the next review in three weeks’ time.