Ryanair to launch flights from eastern Finland to Greece

Ryanair to launch flights from eastern Finland to Greece

10/10/2017 15:29
Low-cost airline Ryanair will start direct flights between Lappeenranta and Athens next summer. The Irish no-frills carrier is particularly interested in testing demand for the route among Russian tourists as Lappeenranta is the closest EU airport to St.
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Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary general

Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary general

04/05/2017 09:26
The Russia vs. Portugal group match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup has been sold out, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura told reporters on Tuesday.
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FIFA: new in St. Petersburg stadium to ready for 2017 Confederations Cup matches

FIFA: new in St. Petersburg stadium to ready for 2017 Confederations Cup matches

22/04/2017 20:11
The St. Petersburg stadium, which is currently under construction on Krestovsky Island will be ready to host matches of the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA Director of Competitions Division Colin Smith told journalists.
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Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

Confederations Cup 2017: List of venues

14/06/2017 23:29
Here are the four venues that will be used throughout the 2017 Confederations Cup. The Confederations Cup runs from June 17 to July 2 in Russia.
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Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

Giant snowballs are mysteriously washing up on a beach in Siberia

09/11/2016 01:00
At first glance, these giant snowballs appearing around the Gulf of Ob in Siberia look like part of an elaborate prank or sci-fi movie set, but these strange objects are completely natural. Measuring up to a metre (3.
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Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

Europe’s First Ferris Wheel Over Sea Opened on The Pier in Scheveningen

24/08/2016 20:15
The Hague gains a tourist attraction: Europe"s first Ferris wheel constructed over sea. While the project is marketed as Europe’s first, it is actually just the first of its kind in mainland Europe.
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Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

Saint Petersburg takes top title at World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony

22/04/2016 22:24
Saint Petersburg has been recognised as Europe’s Leading Destination for the second year in succession by the World Travel Awards, with Saint Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development Chairman, Andrey Mushkarev, collecting the trophy at a glittering ceremony in Italy.Also receiving top titles during the Europe Gala Ceremony 2016 at Forte Village Resort in Sardinia were Europcar, taking the trophy for Europe’s Leading Car Rental Company, and the Madeira Islands, which took the title of Europe's Leading Island Destination.
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More Dutch seniors active on social media

20/01/2020 21:33
Social media usage among the elderly in the Netherlands has soared in recent years. The post More Dutch seniors active on social media appeared first on Dutch Daily News.
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Number of new homes built in the Netherlands soars to a decade high

29/01/2020 21:11
Last year, almost 71 thousand new-build completions were reported in the Netherlands. The post Number of new homes built in the Netherlands soars to a decade high appeared first on Dutch Daily News.
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More British people moving to the Netherlands

03/02/2020 23:44
The number of British citizens moving from the UK to the Netherlands increased further in 2019. The post More British people moving to the Netherlands appeared first on Dutch Daily News.
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Why The Netherlands dominates the World Happiness Report rankings

20/03/2020 11:28
This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks The Netherlands among the top ten happiest of 155 countries surveyed. The U.
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22 FINES ISSUES ON THE FIRST DAY CHILDREN ALLOWED OUT FOR EXERCISE

27/04/2020 18:13
Yesterday April 26th was the first time children have been allowed out onto the streets for exercise, the rules are very clear that only children under 14 with a responsible adult are allowed out (maximum of 3 children from the same household together) for a maximum of 1 hour within 1km radius of their home. In Santa Cruz police stopped a total of 156 people and 4 cars, issuing fines for 22 people who were not following the rules of confinement.
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BOAT INTERCEPTED NEAR THE CANARY ISLANDS WITH 4,000KG OF COCAINE ON BOARD

27/04/2020 00:15
Agents from the National Police and the Customs Surveillance Service, have seized a ship with approximately 4,000 kilos of cocaine on board, passing the Canary Islands on it’s way to the north of Spain, sources from the investigation told the Efe news agency. At the same time, security forces have carried out searches in the Arousa region of Spain, and have made arrests both on the boat itself, and in Galicia a possible destination for the drug with a street value of 240 million euros.
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FOUR HOODED MEN RAID HOUSE IN ARICO

26/04/2020 19:28
Four hooded men broke into a house on a finca in the municipality of Arico this morning, and bound, gagged, and beat up the two residents, a married couple in their 80’s. The man is a well known businessman in the area, who lives in the same building where he has his business.
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TORRES OFFICIALLY TELLS SANCHEZ THAT ‘THE CANARIES ARE READY FOR DE-ESCALATION’

26/04/2020 20:30
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has reiterated to Pedro Sanchez during the weekly conference of regional presidents, that the archipelago is ready to start the de-escalation, since they meet the criteria snd requirements outlined by tbe Ministry of Health on Friday, and he stressed that the Prime Minister has not stopped the proposal of unconfinement of the islands. “The plan must be coordinated, asymmetric and gradual, and those of us who can do this de-escalation, will also have to meet parameters that are based on capacities and health recommendations.
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BE WARNED: ABUSING RULES OF ‘KIDS WALKS’ COULD LEAD TO FINES FROM 600 EUROS

26/04/2020 21:18
The amount of the fine could increase up to 1,500 euros if the time outside with children, is used to meet other parents of other children to chat or share the walk time with, according to Legálitas, based on the Citizen Security Law, and understanding that these fines will go along the same lines as the rest of the penalties for not complying with the restrictions of mobility that have been processed so far. (sample photo) Thus, the legal services company specifies that the following behaviours could entail a penalty of 601 euros: – going out with children before or after the curfew (the hours allowed are from 9am to 9pm).
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: SECOND SUNDAY IN A ROW WITH NO DEATHS

26/04/2020 23:00
The Canary Islands closed tonight Sunday with no deaths from coronavirus, which maintains the total death toll at 131 people. The islands have now registered a total of 2,178 accumulated cases after 11 new positives, and discharges have continued to increase and are now at 1,047.
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CANARIES HAS NOW DONE MORE THAN 50,000 PCR TESTS

26/04/2020 23:23
The Ministry of Health announced today, that they have now carried out 50,741 PCR tests for the diagnosis of Covid-19, on 43,922 people, and has reached the figure of 2,762 tests a day as of Saturday. Among these, 10,987 PCR tests have been performed on 8,347 health workers, and 549 have come back positive, which means that 25% of total cases are health professionals, and 1.
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LANZAROTE: PORT AUTHORITIES RELEASE FREIGHT AND PASSENGER FIGURES

26/04/2020 12:32
The Port Authorities in Arrecife have announced passenger and freight figures for March 2020, taking into account the state of alarm since the 15th of the month, which, unsurprisingly show a decrease both in passengers and in the delivery of goods. Passenger figures saw an instant drop in the second half of the month when cruises were stopped internationally, with 20,500 cruise passengers registered for the whole month of March, compared to more than 70,000 in 2019.
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8,000 CANARIANS WILL TAKE PART IN SEROLOGICAL SURVEY STARTING TOMORROW

26/04/2020 16:33
The Ministry of Health starts the voluntary survey tomorrow to monitor the transmission of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands, and results obtained from this survey will allow community transmission of the virus to be monitored, identifying households that are virus free. This is a study launched by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Carlos III Health Institute and the National Statistics Institute (INE), of 90,000 people in Spain, to better understand the characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting health of the population.
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GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOW EXERCISE AND WALKS FROM MAY 2ND IN SPAIN

25/04/2020 23:48
Pedro Sanchez has announced another relaxation of confinement rules, in that individual outdoor exercise and walks will be allowed from May 2nd, as long as the current trend against COVID-19 continues. The Spanish prime minister made the announcement this evening at his weekly press conference, only a few hours before children up to the age of 14 are to be allowed out for walks from tomorrow morning.
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: ONLY 0.1% OF THE ARCHIPELAGO’S POPULATION HAVE TESTED POSITIVE

26/04/2020 00:38
The Canary Islands figures for today, revealed that 1 more person has lost their life to coronavirus, meaing that incidence is now 100.63 cases per 100,000 people, Or 0.
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SEPE WORKING TIRELESSLY TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE ON ERTE WILL RECEIVE PAYMENT

26/04/2020 01:52
Although almost half of those affected by an ERTE have not yet had their payments, SEPE’s 6,200 workers have processed 1.9 million ERTE files during the state of alarm, 80% of the total it has received.
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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PUTS BRAKES ON CANARIES, AND OTHERS, DECONFINEMENT PLANS

25/04/2020 10:03
“The time is not yet right to talk about de-escalation time scales, but rather to establish what criteria will be taken into account, when deciding how certain containment measures will be lowered in certain areas.”   De-escalation will be an asymmetric process across the country, and not for autonomous communities or regional governments to design their own plan.
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THE CANARY ISLANDS MEETS MINISTRY OF HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR DE-ESCALATION

25/04/2020 12:11
On Monday there will be a new Inter-territorial Health Council meeting, and a technical meeting, for regions to submit their different territorial plans, if they meet the Ministry of Healths requirements. The Canary Islands says they comply with essential health requirements and ‘markers’, as the regional government refers to a statement, which the Ministry of Health highlighted in the working document that Salvador Illa presented yesterday to the autonomous communities, in the Inter-territorial Health Council.
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LA GOMERA PRESIDENT ASKS TO START DE-ESCALATION ON THE ISLAND

24/04/2020 10:40
The president of the Cabildo of Gomera, Casimiro Curbelo, confirmed on Thursday that the island is now free of COVID-19, after the last infected person has given a negative test meaning they have fully recovered from the virus. “It is very good news, we were the first Spanish territory to register a positive and, now, we are beginning to emerge from this situation with the certainty that our healthcare system is knowing how to respond to it,” he said.
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SPRING HOTELS ALREADY PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

24/04/2020 12:38
Miguel Villarroya (CEO of Spring Hotels): “The revival of British tourism will be the key to recovery in Tenerife.” With all hotels closed by Government Decree, Miguel Villarroya, the CEO of Spring Hotels, has given his views about how to re-activate the local economy and where the hotel chain stands.
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ADEJE IS CREATING A CRISIS MAP TO TACKLE COVID-19 LOCALLY

24/04/2020 13:57
  The mayor has been talking to all of the social partners in the borough – the unions, hoteliers, business owners, and tourism entrepreneurs etc, to talk through how the future might evolve. Tourism has played a huge part in the economic evolution of Spanish society in recent decades so it makes sense to use the residual budgetary amounts that councils have in the banks to offset the potential destruction of local employment and energise the local economies.
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FACE MASK MUST COST LESS THAN ONE EURO BY LAW

24/04/2020 14:29
Starting tomorrow surgical masks will have a maximum RRP of € 0.96 and hand sanitizer gels and hydroalcoholic solutions, (depending on the amount purchased), will cost between 0.
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CANARIES SUGGEST PCR TEST RESULT OR 15 DAYS QUARANTINE TO COME TO THE ISLANDS

24/04/2020 21:11
The Canary Islands Government is convinced that the tight control of airports has helped them, along with their geographical location, to have the best data in Spain regarding the incidence of Covid-19, so it will continue to be strict with whoever comes to the islands, when they begin de-escalation. “Canaries will keep airports closed until at least May 31st except for the minimum flights established” The President, Ángel Víctor Torres, has announced today that if the Ministry of Health authorizes the islands to start de-confinement, then whoever takes a plane to the islands will only be authorized to enter if they present a PCR test result, or they will be subject to 15 days confinement.
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: NOW ONLY 989 ACTIVE CASES ACROSS THE ISLANDS

24/04/2020 23:52
The Islands closed tonight with 989 active cases, 15 new infections, 19 discharges, and 2 deaths from coronavirus, according to data from the Regional Government Health Department. Accumulated cases totals 2,155, 130 deaths and 1,036 discharges.
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: NOW MORE RECOVERIES THAN ACTIVE CASES

23/04/2020 22:58
Active cases of coronavirus in the Canary Islands are reduced to less than a thousand, 995, and discharges rise to 1,017 after the Ministry of Health update at 8pm tonight. The Ministry confirmed 27 new infections, 7 deaths, and 47 discharges due to coronavirus.
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CANARIES DE-ESCALATION PROPOSAL IN DETAIL, BEING PRESENTED THIS WEEKEND

23/04/2020 19:17
The Health Emergency Management Committee will submit a document to the central government that proposes being allowed out every two days for exercise, the opening of small shops next week, and of some tourist establishments at 50% of their accommodation capacity, in May, and much more! The Canary Islands Health Emergency Management Committee, chaired by the head of the regional Executive, Ángel Víctor Torres, approved a partial de-confinement plan last night that will be sent (except for last-minute changes), to the central government this Sunday, and which it expects will apply, if approved by Madrid, from next week. As the spokesman for the scientific advisory committee, Lluís Serra, had already announced, the de-escalation plan is divided into phases.
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EXTENSION CONFIRMED BUT NOT WITHOUT CRITICISM!

23/04/2020 11:55
‘Nationalist parties made it clear that the Spanish government cannot necessarily depend on their support should a fourth extension to the state of alarm be sought.’ As expected, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez secured the support he needed in the Congress of Deputies to extend the state of alarm until the end of May 9th, after a vote in Spain’s lower house of parliament.
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CONFIRMED: CHILDREN UP TO 14 CAN LEAVE THE HOUSE FOR ONE HOUR A DAY FROM SUNDAY

23/04/2020 14:00
Up to 3 children who live together, up to 14 years old can go out for a walk from next Sunday, April 26th, accompanied by an adult with whom they live, for an hour and within a radius of one kilometre maximum of their home. Each adult can walk with up to three children and they can take their toys to the street, such as balls or scooters.
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CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE SOUTH OF TENERIFE DETAILED

23/04/2020 17:34
The Ministry of Health has released stats for coronavirus cases region by region across the islands, and figures from Wednesday show how many have been detected in the South of Tenerife. Figures are always changing, but at the time of announcement there were 132 cases of COVID-19 in municipalities across the south as follows: As a percentage of the total population in Tenerife, Guía de Isora has the fewest cases (0.
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CANARIES SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: CONDITIONS ARE READY FOR DE-ESCALATION

23/04/2020 10:30
The scientific committee that advises the Canarian Government on the coronavirus pandemic, believes that we now have the right conditions to start a gradual deconfinement from April 27th. Lluis Serra, as the spokesman for the scientific committee, said that they believe the conditions are now in place to propose that the islands begin unconfinement as of April 27th, both for people to take to the streets, and to start the recovery some economic activity.
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SPAIN WILL BEGIN SEROLOGICAL SURVEY ON MONDAY WITH ‘MASS TESTING’

22/04/2020 10:48
The serological survey that has been announced by the Ministry of Health, is a key tool in deciding on how the first steps of de-escalation will take shape in Spain, as it will reveal the incidence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Spain. But the government will have to wait for these results, as it will last for eight weeks.
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TORRES: “WE NEED INTERNAL TOURISM ASAP TO REGAIN ECONOMIC NORMALITY”

22/04/2020 12:46
President Torres says: “The Canary Islands cannot last until the end of the year without opening hotels.” The President of the Canarian Government has admitted that the Canary Islands “cannot” endure the whole of 2020 without opening the islands hotels, pointing out that the possibility of having internal tourism must be brought forward to “recover economic normality”, to later give a pass to national tourism with control measures and airports, and finally to international tourism.
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PROPOSALS FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS AFTER CONFINEMENT

22/04/2020 17:29
Capacity limited to 50%, tables of four people maximum, and in some cases separated by partitions, plastic utensils, and ‘online’ orders will be some of the new measures. Having a drink on a terrace, a coffee in a cafeteria or simply eating in a restaurant will still be possible when the confinement ends, but not as before.
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GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING TERMS FOR ALL CHILDREN UNDER AND OVER 14 TO BE ALLOWED OUTSIDE

22/04/2020 21:33
The Spanish government is working on a draft of the ministerial order with the measures that will enter into force next week allowing parents to take their children out of the home for the first time since the state of alarm was declared on March 14th. Under the regulations being considered, one parent would be able to go out onto the street with as many as three of their children (not other peoples), and travel up to one kilometer from their home.
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EL HIERRO: BARS AND BEACHES WILL OPEN SOMETIME IN MAY

22/04/2020 22:19
The President of the Cabildo of El Hierro, Alpidio Armas, has confirmed that the island is free of coronavirus cases after the latest discharges, and that if this continues, beaches and bars will open in May. Speaking on tv, he said that his island is almost free of coronavirus after the latest medical discharges and that, if this continues, the lack of confidence will begin in May with the beaches, bars and other restaurants in May.
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS: TWO DAYS NO DEATHS

22/04/2020 23:38
The Canary Islands has it’s second day with no deaths and approaches a thousand hospital discharges due to coronavirus. The Ministry of Health announced at 8pm tonight: 19 new infections, 963 (+36) hospital discharges, and 1,029 (-17) active cases.
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SPANISH GOVERNMENT DECIDES CHILDREN CAN GO OUT FOR WALKS!

21/04/2020 23:16
Earlier in the day, the Cabinet had decided that minors would only be able to leave the house to go to the supermarket, chemist, or bank with a parent or guardian. The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, announced tonight that minors will, in the end, be allowed to leave their homes for accompanied walks from April 27th onward, after plans announced by the Cabinet earlier in the day to restrict such trips outside for youngsters to just visits to the supermarket, pharmacies or banks were widely criticized.
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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: FIVE TIMES AS MANY DISCHARGES AS NEW CASES TODAY!

22/04/2020 00:19
The Ministry of Health updated the latest figures fir the Canaries at 8pm tonight as follows: There have been 49 discharges, a figure that is five times higher than that of new infections (9), and there are now 1,046 active cases in the Islands. There has also been one more death during the day today, which brings the number in the Archipelago to 121 from COVID-19.
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FUERTEVENTURA: POLICE HELP WOMAN WHO NOT BEEN OFF SOFA FOR 8 DAYS!

21/04/2020 09:50
The local police in Corralejo have had to intervene and help a woman in her 60s, who was at her home in La Capellanía, on the outskirts of Corralejo, “in poor hygienic and health conditions.” Neighbours called the police saying that they could hear screaming and wailing coming from the house, at which, once agents were there they didn’t get any response to knocks on the door.
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LANZAROTE: SOCIAL SERVICES HELPS 1,600 FAMILIES WITH FOOD SHOPPING IN LESS THAN A MONTH

21/04/2020 10:09
The 24-hour telephone number for Social Services has received in a 17,800 calls in a month, since it activated the Social Emergency Plan due to COVID-19. More than 1,600 families residing in the municipality have requested assistance through the social emergency telephone number 828 680 558, which was activated by the City Council following the declaration of the alert, and which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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VIDEO: A FISHING BOAT ENCOUNTERS SEVERAL ORCAS OFF LA PALMA

21/04/2020 10:26
The director of the Wildlife Recovery Center of Gran Canaria, Pascual Calabuig, has shared a video on his Facebook page, of three male killer whales eating the remains of a beaked whale in waters east of La Palma, which was recorded by fishermen of the tuna boat called Cho Diego. The recording coincides with the tuna harvest that is being surprisingly good according to Calabuig, who said “This period of confinement undoubtedly ‘coincides’ with special oceanographic conditions in our environment, which, among other things, have generated great wealth in various schools of fish including Boga, sardines, chicharro, guelde, mackerel, billfishes, and other species from the lower part of the marine ecosystem.
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THE CANARY ISLANDS IS THE REGION WHERE MOST PEOPLE HAVE STAYED AT HOME

21/04/2020 11:38
The Archipelago is the community in which mobility is reduced the most in the whole of Spain during the state of alarm, which is more than 70%, plus nine out of ten tests in the Canary Islands have come back negative. All the data seems to indicate residents of the canaries are the ones who have stayed the most at home.
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BREAKING NEWS: CANARY ISLANDS WANT TO BE THE FIRST TO RE-ACTIVATE THEIR ECONOMY

21/04/2020 12:02
Torres: “There is no sense in condemning the Islands to not return to normality by waiting for other regions that are in a worse situation” The committee of experts will present to the regional Executive today, proposals to carry out the de-escalation of the confinement and improve the health of the population. Once the worst of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has been overcome, the Canary Islands want to recover normality as soon as possible, otherwise the economic crisis would lead to greater poverty.
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Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, Russia

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