Canaries Government extends temporary suspension of anti-Covid measures until September
The Governing Council of the Canary Islands agreed yesterday (Thursday) to extend the temporary suspension of the anti-Covid measures for the different alert levels, i.e. capacity limitations, different closing times, and group sizes, until midnight on 30th September 2022. The previous extension ran out last night so this takes effect without any disruption as published in today’s BOC.
The Government said that the extension has been agreed upon due to the maintenance of the stable epidemiological situation since the last Agreement was made on April 28th.
Another reason is the entry into force of Law 2/2022, of June 6, which establishes the legal health alert regime and the measures for the control and management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Canary Islands, from Decree Law 11/2021, which establishes the legal health alert regime and the measures for the control and management of the pandemic, which is annulled.
The new Law came into force yesterday after being published in the BOC, which amends the way the pandemic is viewed and controlled and is the next official step of de-escalation.
ADOPTION OF A NEW AGREEMENT:
This new regulation nullified the temporary suspension of the limiting measures applicable at the different levels of health alert, established and extended by the Governing Council on March 24th and April 28th this year.
For this reason, it has been necessary to adopt a new Government Agreement, in order to maintain the temporary suspension of said measures in view of the stability in the epidemiological situation.
After the change in orientation in the surveillance and control strategy against Covid-19, new indicators were established for risk assessment, in accordance with the changes in the current epidemiological situation.
The data on the spread of the coronavirus show that, despite the protection provided by the vaccine, there are still sectors of the population that remain vulnerable and can develop serious clinical conditions, so efforts should focus on protecting these people.