200 Raids in Lanzarote for the Breach of the Rules Against Covid

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About forty members of the UME, the Army and the Autonomous Police reinforce covid security

The police operation made up of various State security forces and bodies has carried out during Friday night and early this Saturday about 200 raids in Lanzarote for non-compliance with the measures established for the prevention of COVID-19.

The vast majority of these raids have been carried out in various neighbourhoods in Arrecife, such as San Francisco Javier, Argana Alta, the Charco area and La Marina, affecting areas susceptible to meetings of large gatherings.

The infractions reported are, fundamentally, acts against the public health of people and establishments that fail to comply with health regulations.

Since this morning, Lanzarote and La Graciosa are on the maximum level of health alert, level 4, due to the increase in positive cases for coronavirus and the high number of hospitalized patients.

Faced with this delicate situation, the president of the Cabildo, María Dolores Corujo, has announced that about forty members of the UME, military personnel from the Army and Autonomous Police officers are already working in Lanzarote to reinforce the security and surveillance established. These professionals will work in coordination with the Lanzarote Emergency and Security Consortium until the middle of next February.

The island president insisted that they will continue to fight, with all available means, to face this pandemic and, as she assured, "together, and with responsibility, we will be able to bend the contagion curve."

In this way, and during all weekends, the reinforcement of the operation of inspection, surveillance and disinfection of public spaces will consist of the incorporation of 15 more members of the UME, who will work in the disinfection of hospitals, the penitentiary center and the Covid car area; 14 soldiers from the Army, whose tasks will be to disinfect all health centers with indoor nebulization, and 6 members of the Autonomous Police, who carry out inspection tasks in the most crowded areas such as Arrecife and Playa Honda.

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