Thanks to LANCELOT DIGITAL – Torres will decide this week if he tightens the measures at Easter
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, said on Monday that it will be next Thursday, in the Governing Council, when the regional Executive decides whether or not to toughen the measures to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Easter.
Torres has indicated that it will be a “very important” Governing Council because the final decisions will be adopted for these holidays, although he has admitted that “it is not” the will of the Canarian Executive to toughen the stockings, since he has indicated that they would like ” not “having to go to level 3 on any island but has stated that they are” worried about Easter “, so they will be attentive to how the data evolves in the coming days.
All this when one year after the activation of the state of alarm in Spain caused by the virus, qualifying this time as “the worst year” of life in which, after starting 2020, citizens found themselves with “a confinement and with a lot of fear and anguish, which has not yet disappeared. ”
Twelve months later, Torres has stressed, in statements to the Ser collected by Europa Press, that “you cannot lower your guard” yet, since although there are more and more people vaccinated, “and this is the great hope”, still there is “high risk” and contagiousness “is important”.
Regarding the 2,000 million euros of the 7,000 million that the central government will allocate to the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands to alleviate the economic effects of the coronavirus on SMEs and the self-employed, the President of the Canary Islands has considered that it is an “important plan” but that “It cannot be the only one”, since it is necessary to analyze the evolution of the economy, thus defending that the Temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE) be maintained, extended and improved.
Thus, he has stressed that these 2,000 million for the archipelagos suppose a “fair distribution”, understanding that they are the two most affected communities and proof of this is that the amount they will receive will be in line with the parameters of loss of members of the Security Social.
Torres has stressed that this is an “objective” criterion, hence he does not understand that there are communities with less economic and social damage that question the distribution.
Regarding how the Canary Islands will distribute the aid, he pointed out that it is expected to use the formula that “has worked in housing”, that is, through the chambers of commerce. All this, he added, with the aim that aid reaches “as soon as possible” to those who need it.