Lanzarote has once again crossed the barrier of 200 covid cases, adding a total of 52 new cases this Thursday, which added to the twelve that occurred on Three Kings Day, put the total number of positives at 225.
The accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 1,775, with 9 deaths and 1,516 medical discharges.
Experts had already warned that Covid cases would skyrocket on Christmas dates, due to family encounters and celebrations with friends, and this has been the case. In just twenty days, the island has quadrupled its cases of coronavirus.
The police need to shape up, like at the beginning of the pandemic.
What you can and cannot do in the Level 2 alert for Covid in Lanzarote
It will come into force on Sunday at 00.00 hours and these are some of the limitations that we will find
Limitation of the freedom of movement of people at night. The freedom of movement of people is limited at night from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day.
Capacity between non-cohabitants in public and private spaces. The permanence of groups of people is limited to a maximum of 4 people, except in the case of cohabitants. If the group includes both cohabiting and non-cohabiting people, it will not exceed 4 people.
Specific measures for hotels, restaurants and terraces, bars and cafes. The number of diners per table is reduced to 4 people and it closes to the public before 11pm. On the terraces or other open-air spaces dependent on the establishment, activities that encourage not maintaining interpersonal safety distance or not wearing masks, such as dances, karaoke, etc. are prohibited.
Sport practice. For group activities in which it is not possible to maintain the safety distance of 2 meters permanently, a maximum number of 6 and 4 people per group, respectively, including the monitor, is allowed.
In addition, team sports or those practices or exercises in which the maintenance of said distance cannot be guaranteed at all times may not be practiced. For group activities in which it is not possible to maintain the safety distance of 2 meters permanently, a maximum number of 6 and 4 people per group, respectively, including the monitor, is allowed.
Hospital centers and health care centers. Visits will be limited and must be supervised by center staff, and the established prevention measures will be taken to the extreme. In addition, the use of FFP2-type masks and face shields is recommended by personnel who have direct care with patients in these centers, as well as reinforcing ventilation.
Public transport. In the regular urban and metropolitan public land passenger transport, its capacity is reduced to 50%. Surveillance of urban land transportation will be reinforced at peak times to avoid crowds. At peak times, avoid using public transport for non-essential or postponed trips. It is recommended to increase the frequency of public transport schedules, ensuring adequate ventilation and compliance with prevention measures, which include not eating or drinking and using the mask correctly.