Canary Islands raises alert level on Fuerteventura after COVID spike

By Steve Jones
12/11/2021
Home » Canary Islands raises alert level on Fuerteventura after COVID spike

The Canary Islands has raised the health warning on Fuerteventura following a spike in COVID cases.

The Ministry of Health will increase the alert to level 2, with the rest of the islands remaining on level 1.

The change comes into effect on Monday and will remain in place until 25 November.

Among the level 2 restrictions is reduced capacity in indoor markets and a limit on the number of people gathering from different households.

Lifting the alert level to amber was based on the ‘evolution of epidemiological indicators’, the Canary Islands Government said.

The number of COVID cases on Fuerteventura soared 133% between November 3 and 9, climbing from 30 to 70 cases per 100,000.

“In the case of Fuerteventura, in the last week there has been a considerable increase [in cases]” the Canary Islands Government said.

It warned that the island was only ‘five points’ from being placed in a high risk category.

Across the islands, 912 new cases of COVID-19 were reported between 3 and 9 November, an 64% increase compared to the previous week.

Share this article

Latest News

Loading