Lanzarote Remains At Level 3
Despite having the lowest infection rate of all the islands, Lanzarote will remain at Level 3 of restrictions until 11th March. With the exception of Fuerteventura, which has moved from Level 1 to 2, all islands remain at their current level. Here’s the latest on the number of active cases in Lanzarote: Coronavirus in Lanzarote.
Guardia Civil Request 30 More Agents For Airport To Cope With Brexit
The Guardia Civil has put in a request for 30 additional border agents for Cesar Manrique Airport, and another 270 across the islands to deal with the immigration requirements of the millions of Births visitors to the islands, who will no longer be able to use the EU entry corridor. The additional agents should be able to process people faster, avoiding long queues.
Teguise Market To Re-Open
Teguise market will re-open this Sunday. The capacity will be 50% of normal and stalls will be allowed from traders on a rotation basis.
Arrests After Car Parade
Guardia Civil arrested several people after a car parade, organised by residents here in Lanzarote from The Dominican Republic, to celebrate their national day, ended up contravening COVID restrictions and traffic laws. At one time, up to 150 vehicles were involved in the parade.
Active Covid Cases Drop To Lowest Level This Year
The number of active Covid cases on the island dropped below 253 early this week, the lowest level in 2021. Numbers climbed dramatically soon after the Christmas break after family gatherings to celebrate.
Los Pocillos Apartment Complex Closes To Immigrants
An apartment complex, which has been used by The Red Cross to house immigrants who arrived on the island has closed down and will be prepared to welcome tourists again. The immigrants have been transferred to Fuerteventura, and they will eventually be sent to mainland Spain where it will be decided if they qualify for asylum or should be returned to their home countries.
Crime Rate In Lanzarote Lowest This Century
Lanzarote recorded the lowest number of crimes this century in 2020. A total of 6,222 crimes were reported on the island during the year, almost 14% down on the previous year. Crimes involving theft fell by the largest amount at 32.4% down, and drug trafficking was the only type of crime that increase, by 4.1%.
More than 4% Of Islanders Fully Vaccinated
The Canaries exceeded 4% of the population fully vaccinated (with both jabs) earlier this week. Vaccinations for those in the 70-79 year old age range have started, with previous groups either completed or almost complete. Take up is very high, with only 0.5% of people choosing not to receive the vaccine.
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