Tenerife goes back to alert level 2 until March 7th at least
The Ministry of Health agreed on Sunday, February 21, after analysing the evolution of the indicators to raise the island of Tenerife to alert level 2 and lower Gran Canaria to this same level, while El Hierro and Fuerteventura go to level 1.
The islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa remain unchanged,
which continue at level 4, and La Palma and La Gomera at level 1.
The level changes will remain in effect until February
28, except in the case of Tenerife, which will be until March 7.
This decision is based on the report issued by the General
Directorate of Public Health of the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS), which
in the case of Tenerife indicates that, although in the last two weeks the
combination of indicators has presenting a trend between alert levels 1 and 2,
the Accumulated Incidence at 7 days shows a discrete but continuous increase,
which reports a persistent uncontrolled community transmission.
For Gran Canaria, the report includes for eight days the
combination of alert level 3 indicators was not met, at the expense of reducing
the AI to 7 days, so it drops to alert level 2. With respect to El Hierro and
Fuerteventura, a favourable trend is also confirmed in the indicators that
position them at alert level 1.
In the case of Lanzarote, although the trend is positive and
the island has stopped complying with the combination of indicators that place
it at alert level 4, it has only been three days with a Cumulative Incidence
and UCI ocpation of alert level 3, for what is necessary the consolidation of
this tendency. The islands of La Gomera and La Palma consolidate their
indicators at alert level 1.
At midnight on Sunday the specific and temporary measures
established for the period in which the Carnival festivities are traditionally
celebrated ended. Thus, the measures contained in the Annex to the Government
Agreement of January 21, 2021 approving the update of the government will
continue to apply in all effects for each of the islands, depending on their
alert level. the prevention measures established by the Government Agreement of
June 19, 2020, to face the health crisis caused by COVID-19, once Phase III of
the Plan for the transition to a new normality has been overcome, as well as
the determination of health alert levels (published in BOC No. 15, of January