⭕ Five people died in the last 24 hours with coronavirus in the Canary Islands that brings the accumulated deaths so far this week to 45. However, the lowest number of new infections was also detected 27 along with a total of 20 patients being discharged yesterday, increasing the number of people who have been cured from 137 to 157.
⭕ Excellent news comes from Dr Lluis Serra, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the ULPGC: “The Canary Islands have already passed the peak and the curve is going down.” In all probability, we will be the first to return to “normal” in our country.
⭕ The Ministry of Health has transferred 13 users from the Nursing Home San Marcos de Tegueste to various hospital centres as an exceptional measure to deal with the situation in this centre, in which five deaths have occurred. In addition to transferring the users, the centre has been cleaned and disinfected by the UME.
⭕ President Pedro Sánchez has announced the distribution of over a million COVID-19 tests throughout the country to embark on mass testing in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. The tests are on the way to every region and the health authorities aim to carry out at least 20,000 tests a day.
⭕ The Ministry of Health has confirmed that it will ensure that face masks are available for everyone should they make face masks compulsory. In an interview, the Minister, Salvador Illa, said it will not make the use of face masks compulsory unless the public can easily access them.
⭕ The Government asked this Sunday all the autonomous communities to provide before this Wednesday, April 8, “all the information” on the situation of nursing homes, whether public or private where thousands of elderly people have tested positive and many died in the last weeks. The data that must be reported will be unified and updated every Tuesday and Friday before 9:00 p.m to the Ministry of Health.
⭕ The largest private healthcare company in the Canary Islands, the Hospiten group, has dispensed with nursing professionals amid the crisis declared by the spread of COVID-19 disease. The company has, in addition to Hospiten Sur, in Arona, the Hospiten Bellevue, in Puerto de la Cruz and Hospiten Rambla, in the capital, and has terminated the employment relationship with workers who responded to the profile of recent graduates, who had been in practices less than two months. Despite the hospital being asked, “how in a health emergency situation resources are diminished instead of being reinforced in the face of a foreseeable saturation”. The business group has not answered the questions posed including the one regarding the number of workers affected by this situation.
⭕ A Tenerife company has been waiting for the authorization from Sanidad to manufacture disinfectant as it has ingredients to make 40,000 kilos, The company, with more than 35 years of experience in the sector, has been waiting for weeks for a response that has not yet come despite the fact that it has all the papers in order and complies with the production conditions.
⭕ Canarians wants to show once again their most emphatic rejection and condemnation against the atrocity and horror of violence against women and especially against the murders of women and their children, at the hands of their partners and ex-partners. To this end, UGT calls for more protection mechanisms for victims of gender violence during the state of alarm.