New Bus App Launches
A new app, which will track buses in real time, showing their arrival at stops, and allow passengers to plan journeys across the island, has launched this week. The app, called Intercity Bus, is available free of charge on the Apple and Google Play stores, and can be switched from Spanish to English or German.
New Flights From Wizz Air
Wizz Air, who have already announced Lanzarote flights from Gatwick, will also be flying from Doncaster Sheffield this winter. The weekly Lanzarote flight from the airport, aboard an Airbus A320, commence in late October.
95% Of New Covid Contagions In Two Barrios
Two Barrios of Lanzarote, Titteroy and Valterra, are home to 95% of the recent spate of new Covid infections on the island, according to President Dolores Corujo. She went on the say that the cause has been family gatherings in the barrios as well as attendance at places of worship.
50% Of Hotels That Opened Are Now Considering Closure
According to Susana Perez, President of the Lanzarote Tourist Federation, half of the hotels that have chosen to open are now considering closing again due to the lack of tourists on the island.
New Barriers For LZ2
New barriers are being installed on the LZ2, Arrecife to Playa Blanca road, in the area of the LZ3 link road. The works will take place overnight for several nights.
Nearly 600 Businesses Have Closed Their Doors
According to the chamber of commerce, 558 companies and freelancers on the island have stopped trading in the first half of 2020. However, during the same period 339 new businesses were started. The chamber went on to say, in it’s press release, that the strongest sector on the island during the pandemic has been construction.
Disinfection Programme In Key Areas
Key areas of the island are being disinfected by sprayers in a bid to get Covid contagion under control. Teams are travelling around the island and spraying bus shelters, beach hand rails, park benches and other areas where people congregate.
Arrieta To Punta Mujeres Promenade Works
The promenade between the two villages is to be improved, with the surface being renewed, stone walls repaired and new street furniture. The project has a budget of €321.000 and has already gone out to tender, with a deadline of 21st September.
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