“There is someone who is wrong,” said the President of the Canary Islands this Sunday in reference to criticism of health measures due to the increase in infections in Tenerife, and stressed that the essential objective is to “bend the curve”, maintain unity and have a medium and long-term vision in the fight against covid-19.

The president, who has visited the new mass vaccination center in the Santiago Martín de La Laguna pavilion, stressed that it is essential “for the basic structure of the economy of the Canary Islands” to arrive with low incidence figures not only in July and August, but also to autumn, when the main season for tourism in the islands begins.

“We are open to suggestions and contributions” from the Tenerife hospitality sectors affected by the increase in sanitary restrictions, “we are porous to seek shared solutions,” he said.

But any decision must be aimed at “stopping the increase in infections,” Torres insisted, because with high accumulated incidents, tourism-emitting countries, which “are key to economic recovery, will not place us on their green lists.”

Torres has pointed out that “there is someone who is wrong”, because the objective of all, from the unit, must be to bend the curve, stop the number of infections.

This is essential not only for health and health response issues, but also for the economy in the medium and long term, according to Torres.

He pointed out that it is hard to take restrictive measures, but they are the ones that have worked, and that is why he called for the responsibility of society and all authorities, as well as to maintain the vigilance of local police, city councils and councils to that the restrictions established by the Government of the Canary Islands are met.

Torres, who visited the Santiago Martín pavilion accompanied by the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, and by the mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, said that up to 12,000 people can be attended to in 24 hours at this vaccination center, that will contribute to the goal of 70 percent of the population being immunized by July 31.

“The objective is to vaccinate, the more people vaccinated, the more resistant we are to the virus and the fewer infections that will occur, we have to win the game, this battle has not been won and the war is not over, there are key weeks left,” said Ángel Víctor Torres , and stressed that “we are in the final part of this hard journey.”

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