Cases among Spanish students have contributed to the rising incidence.
07-01-2021Miquel À. Cañellas
Today’s spike in Covid cases has set alarm bells ringing. 304 new cases in 24 hours and the highest spikes in Minorca and Mallorca since mid-February are causing serious concern, according to the health service.
106.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants are well above the WHO and EU levels, and a leading expert in public health and preventative medicine, Joan Carles March, has warned that the islands are at medium risk but could move to high risk if case rates do not start easing over the coming days .
This is the last thing the Balearics need, having been put on the UK green watch list.
President Francina Armengol told national TV tonight that everybody is welcome in the Balearics providing they abide by the rules. If people intend to come and break the rules, they are not welcome because the people of the Balearics have suffered enough and have worked extremely hard so that everyone who visits the island can enjoy their holidays.
Covid cases spike in the Balearics
Surge in cases in Mallorca
198 new cases in Mallorca.
Covid Hotel Students on their way home
“The judge has not taken into account the social reality, we are not satisfied and we will ask the judge for clarification,”
Students who are not positive can leave ‘Covid hotel’
Fifty-one who are positive have to remain at the hotel
The government has “not proven” that the students were close contacts of positive cases.
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“Young people who are not vaccinated, are the ones who are becoming infected ..”
Balearic Islands now officially on the UK’s ‘Green’ list
Destinations on the UK’s ‘Green’ list could revert to ‘Amber’ if infections increase.