11th Mar 2020 @ 11:54 am

The Canarian Head of Epidemiology, Amós García, has assured islanders that Lanzarote’s Dr. José Molina Orosa Hospital is “perfectly prepared” for the coronavirus.

“What worries us more than anything is the epidemic of panic and alarm that it’s causing among the public,” he said during a local radio interview.

At the time of writing, no one has tested positive for the virus on Lanzarote. García said “All the cases we have seen on the Canaries came from outside and have been dealt with correctly.”

Spain has halted all incoming flights from Italy, while Madrid has suspended all schools and colleges for at least two weeks. Valencia’s famous carnival, Las Fallas, has been cancelled and the next two scheduled games in Spain’s upper football leagues will be played behind closed doors.