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 programme picks up speed

Spain’s vaccination programme is now picking up speed rapidly, and the massive project of immunizing 70% of Spaniards by the end of summer continues apace, as increased supplies of vaccine start to arrive.

Canaries hold steady against possible fourth wave

Spain fears a fourth wave of Covid infections as cases rise once again in several regions. For the moment, however, Lanzarote’s downward trend continues and the Canaries seem to be holding steady.

Mask law: As you were…

The Canaries will not enforce the new national law that prohibits sunbathing without a mask, and will hope to rely on a loophole in the law that permits measures to be “authorized by local health authorities.”

“British” strain may have caused Lanzarote spike

Lanzarote’s huge post-Christmas spike in covid infections could be a result of the high presence of the British strain on the island, a medical scientist in Tenerife has claimed.

Mask law to be reviewed today

A meeting between the Spanish government and regional leaders today will examine whether any changes can be made to the new national law ordering that masks must be worn at all time in public places, including beaches and pools while sunbathing and while walking in the countryside.