The Canary Islands extend the hours of restaurant services until midnight

The Government of the Canary Islands has agreed this Wednesday extend the hours of hotel and restaurant services until midnight on those islands that until now had limited it until eleven o’clock, which are those that are at level 2.

This has been reported in the press conference after the Governing Council by the Canarian Executive spokesman, Julio Pérez, who advanced that this agreement will be published in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOC) next Friday to enter into force that same day .

Julio Pérez indicated that the Minister of Health, Blas Trujillo, has convened a technical table with business organizations and professionals in the hotel and restaurant sector to explain the reasons for this change in schedule.

The Government of the Canary Islands justifies this decision on the understanding that, since there is no curfew, staying in closed premises can favor so that in public spaces there is no temptation to start parties, consume alcohol or stay in groups greater than the number established in the rules.

In any case, the spokesman for the Executive has appealed to professional and business organizations of the restoration to, as up to now, contribute to the application of these rules.


Regarding the evolution of covid-19, Julio Pérez stressed that it can already be said that “The pandemic recedes and vaccination advances” in the archipelago, something that is confirmed thanks to “encouraging” data, such as that the incidence at seven days remains at around 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and at 86 cases in fourteen days, although these data are still above the the limit values, which are 50 in one case and 100 in another.

The spokesperson indicated that, precisely because of this decline in the pandemic, there have been some outbreaks that are “very visible” and that can “distort” the general image, which continues to be “slightly downward trend”.

Regarding vaccination, he noted that 250,000 people in the Canary Islands already have the complete vaccination schedule and more than 500,000, at least one dose, which already produces immunization. He stressed that the Autonomous Community continues to make the most of its vaccination capacity and the only limit is the vaccines received. In any case, he insisted that the numbers “are encouraging.”

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