Third jab “will be required”

As Spain announces that a third booster jab of Covid-19 vaccine will be required, health organisations have yet to agree on whether this will be effective, and have warned that it could lead to lower vaccine rates - and increased risk of new variants - in the developing world.

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.