First Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Canaries

Five people are in isolation in hospital on the island of La Gomera, after the island reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Spain. A German couple had been in contact with a patient in Germany, prior to travelling, and the other three are people on the island with whom they came into contact after their arrival.

Update 07/02 – One man has tested positive for the virus, but the other four people have had two negative tests, and have been released from isolation. The man who has tested positive is reported to be already recovering, with no temperature and only mild symptoms.

Fred Olsen Ferry Accident

The Fred Olsen high speed ferry was damaged while docking at Playa Blanca. Three women, waiting to embark, were slightly hurt as the vessel crashed into the dock, and two cars were also damaged. The ferry continues to run to the normal schedule and will be repaired overnight in Corralejo.

Questions Being Asked About Matagorda Promenade Works

Opposition politicians have denounced Tias Ayuntamiento for not communicating with residents about the situation with the works on Matagorda Promenade, which have been stopped for a month. They also say the situation is causing the death of palm trees, and the lack of lighting in the area is a danger to tourists.

New Roundabout On Teguise Road

A proposal for a new roundabout and some general widening of the road LZ10 from Teguise to Tahiche has been sent for approval to The Cabildo.  The roundabout will be at the turn off for the sociedad and will cost in the region of €3 million. The road is currently used by up to 2,000 vehicles per day.

Fire At Good Old Days In Puerto del Carmen

A kitchen fire at the Good Old Days restaurant in Puerto del Carmen was extinguished by fire fighters this week. It was thought to have started in a fryer and caused considerable damage in the kitchens.

Pueblo Marinero To Receive Attention

Pueblo Marinero, the area at the centre of Costa Teguise conceived by César Manrique, is to receive a makeover by the ayuntamiento. The gardens will be weeded and walls painted and new LED lighting will be installed.

2019 Confirmed As Record Year For Tourism

Lanzarote received 3.07 million visitors in 2019 – a record. 1.42 million, or 46% came from the United Kingdom. Germany accounted for 13% and the Irish around 11%, with the largest growth area being from the mainland of Spain, accounting for just over 10% of the total visitors.

Here’s the latest information on Carnival Lanzarote.