The President of Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has dismissed the Minister of Health, Teresa Cruz, in full
“Thinking of the general good.” The leader affirmed this Wednesday that it was a “difficult, weighed and hard decision”, but that he saw fit to take the helm now the spokesman for the Canary Islands Government and counselor of Public Administrations, Julio Pérez, for being “a person hardened in battle”.
Torres, in an interview on Radio Televisión Canaria (RTVC), stated last night that in the face of an exceptional and complex situation such as that produced by the current coronavirus pandemic, “unity of action” is required, and he pointed out that the agreement of the Canarian Government was to make collegial decisions and recover people who had experience.
The president of the Canary Islands calls for more severe measures for those who skip confinement
The cessation of Teresa Cruz Oval It occurs after Torres appointed Conrado Domínguez, the director of the Canary Islands Health Service, who ceased office when Teresa Cruz assumed the Ministry and who had been the right-hand man of the department, as coordinator of the Health Emergency Management Committee. in the Government of Fernando Clavijo, José Manuel Baltar.
The counselor assured in an interview published this Wednesday by the newspaper The province that she was the one who “gave the orders” as far as coronavirus management he refers, despite the recent appointment of Conrado Domínguez to coordinate the health management committee, which is also chaired by the Canary Island president himself. In that interview he pointed out that Domínguez all he did was “coordinate the expert committee that advises.”
Regarding the situation of the pandemic in the Canary Islands, the Canarian president points out that it is in a difficult moment, very hard days will come “but we will get out of it”. He welcomes the fact that the citizenry responds responsibly to confinement and calls for more severe measures for non-compliance because it risks public health.
“Every day that passes must be seen as one more day for hope,” Torres said. He also pointed out, according to specialists, in three or four days it will be possible to know when the peak of infections can occur.
Torres advanced that there is a health contingency plan that is prepared based on how the crisis evolves, although he noted that the Canary Islands is better than other regions “but we cannot be trusted.” Tenerife is the most affected island and the one that requires the most decisive action, he said.
On tourism, the Canarian president predicted that it will be difficult to meet the forecast of hoteliers to be able to open on June 1 and asserted that once the social emergency is over, “nothing will be immediate.” However, he announced that the Canary Islands Government has tourism promotion ready to return “to be a benchmark after the crisis.”