The island of Formentera, in the Balearic Islands, and those of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, in the Canary Islands, will be ahead in the application of the de-escalation plan established by the Government as of May 4, because in these territories the incidence of coronavirus has been lower.
The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, said on Tuesday that these four islands will enter phase 1 of the plan from May 4, while the rest of the country will do so on the 11th.
Sánchez provided this information at a press conference at the Palacio de la Moncloa after the Council of Ministers approved the plan of measures to gradually restore normality after the coronavirus crisis.
“Given the minimum incidence of contagion and if evolution permits, Formentera, in the Balearic Islands, and La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, in the Canary Islands, will anticipate its de-escalation in a few days, to May 4,” Sánchez said.
Phase 1 into which these islands will first enter implies reopening of small businesses and terraces of bars and restaurants with occupancy limitations and other protection measures.
It also foresees the reopening of hotels and tourist accommodation, excluding common areas.