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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+++ CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 02.04.2020 +++

02/04/2020 19:02
The Ministry of Health has updated coronavirus cases as of 8pm last night in the Canary Islands. There are 64 more cases than the day before in the islands as follows: Tenerife – 870 cases (44 deaths) Gran Canaria – 396 cases (19 deaths) La Palma – 69 cases (2 deaths) Lanzarote – 65 cases (3 deaths) Fuerteventura – 33 cases (0 deaths) La Gomera – 8 cases (0 deaths) El Hierro – 3 cases (0 deaths) La Graciosa – 0 cases (0 deaths) In total there are 1,282 active cases in the Canary Islands with 68 deaths, and 94 have recovered (Total: 1,444) Of these, 566 people are hospitalized, 113 of them in ICU.
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TENERIFE’S ENVIRONMENT BENEFITTING FROM HUMANS QUARANTINE

02/04/2020 21:35
  The Insular Water Council has announced that wastewater has fallen by 49% in Tenerife since the state of alarm, and the most significant change is the decrease in wastewater that reaches the regional Adeje-Arona regeneration plant. In physical volume the decrease is from 43,850 cubic meters per day under normal conditions, to 22,410 today, and down 60% from 33,000 cubic meters per day to about 13,000 in Adeje-Arona.
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“CANARIES ARE CLOSER TO THE PEAK OF THE PANDEMIC”

02/04/2020 22:11
The Minister of Health, Julio Pérez, stated today, that with the latest arrival of medical supplies, the situation will be “comfortable” for approximately a week, so all avenues are kept open so that the supply stream remains open.             In a press conference earlier to report on the agreements of the Governing Council, he noted that everything is “considerably better” than at the beginning of the epidemic, and considers that we are “getting closer” to reaching the peak of the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.
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GOVERNMENT ASSESS RELAXING RESTRICTION RULES

02/04/2020 22:34
The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has indicated that the Government is studying the possibilities of taking children out for a few hours a day, or adults being able to go out for exercise, although he stressed that these scenarios are very much in the preliminary phase.           “These are measures that we are studying.
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46 NEW CASES AND 5 MORE DEATHS IN THE CANARIES

02/04/2020 23:52
            The Canary Islands reaches 1,490 accumulated infections, and 73 deaths registered at 8pm tonight, an increase of 46 new positives in the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have died increased by five as reported by the Ministry of Health.
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HIGHEST RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN HISTORY

02/04/2020 10:59
Spain has had its highest increase in registered unemployed in its history, with 302,365 having their contracts ‘suspended’ by force majeure in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Social Security had also lost 833,979 contributors up until the end of March due to Covid-19, although they managed to maintain the 19 million average contributors, while unemployment soars above 3.
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DEFERENCE OF AUTONOMO SOCIAL PAYMENTS

02/04/2020 11:29
          The Spanish Government has approved the postponement of payments of contributions to the Social Security by the self employed, but it is only applicable to those businesses whose activity has bot been suspended due to the State of Emergency. To qualify, you have to comply with the follicular requirements: – the payment period referred to for Businesses is April to June, and for Automomos (self employed) is between May and July 2020.
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HEALTH SERVICE HAS 9,000 TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS A DAY

02/04/2020 12:55
Gran Canaria health service is dealing with 9,000 telephone consultations per day, and confirms there are 123 isolated coronavirus patients at their homes. Health professionals have made 45,000 calls in the last five days to patients to avoid trips to health centers, and Covid-19 monitoring teams are making another 1,000 calls a day to trace who affected people have made contact with.
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64 NEW CASES AND 6 MORE DEATHS IN CANARIES

01/04/2020 23:39
          The number of confirmed infections of Covid-19 in the Canary Islands continues to rise, as the archipelago now has 1,444 infections in total, after registering 64 more in the last 24 hours, and 68 deaths after six more were recorded. Although the data is not a 100% indicator of the magnitude of the epidemic in the Canary Islands, due to the limited number of tests being carried out, it does show the expansive trend of the disease in the archipelago.
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ADMISSION PROCESS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS IS POSTPONED

01/04/2020 12:40
The Canarian Department of Education has announced that the admissions process for infants and primary schools in the Canary Islands, which was due to end today, April 1st, has been put on hold. Other admission processes, for secondary schools (ESO), Bachillerato and Professional Training courses, official language schools, public music and art training schools, have also been suspended for now.
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ADEJE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS STILL AT YOUR DISPOSAL

01/04/2020 12:55
During 2019 the service saved consumers over €150,000 The Adeje OMIC office, Consumer Information Office, is continuing its services during the current crisis, telematically by phoning 922.756.
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HELP FOR TENANTS CONFIRMED

01/04/2020 15:03
The Spanish Government has passed the proposal for help to pay rents, and has introduced a series of measures aimed to help those renting, who are and will have difficulty paying their landlord. The package of social and economic measures is aimed at those who are affected most by the impact of the Covid-19 state of emergency in Spain.
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+++ CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 01.04.2020 +++

01/04/2020 17:17
The Ministry of Health has updated coronavirus cases as of 8pm last night in the Canary Islands. There are 118 more cases than the day before in the islands as follows: Tenerife – 826 cases (42 deaths) Gran Canaria – 384 cases (15 deaths) La Palma – 68 cases (2 deaths) Lanzarote – 59 cases (3 deaths) Fuerteventura – 32 cases (0 deaths) La Gomera – 8 cases (0 deaths) El Hierro – 3 cases (0 deaths) La Graciosa – 0 cases (0 deaths) In total there are 1,241 active cases in the Canary Islands with 62 deaths, and 77 have recovered (Total: 1,380) Of these, 532 people are hospitalized, 110 of them in ICU.
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SHOULD I WEAR A MASK?

01/04/2020 18:04

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INSTAGRAM YOUTH SKIPS CONFINEMENT TO GO TO THE BEACH

01/04/2020 19:33
Arrested: the youth who skipped confinement in Tenerife and boasted about it on Instagram.             “You will arrive here fat and white in the summer, and I will be tanned and strong; that’s the way it is!” he said in a live video.
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MORE HEALTH SUPPLIES ARRIVE IN THE CANARIES

01/04/2020 19:58
The Ministry of Health has reported that a new batch of protective equipment has arrived in the Canary Islands, for health and emergency services personnel. Today they have welcomed 17,500 FFP2 masks, 17,200 plastic surgical gowns, 100 full-face overalls, and 5,000 nitrile gloves.
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ADEJE GUARANTEES ONGOING BASIC SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS

01/04/2020 20:30
  Mercedes Vargas Delgado, councillor for Community Welfare, and Raquel Rodríguez Alonso, councillor for citizen participation, have expressed their gratitude for, “the huge amount of community-solidarity suggestions the council is receiving from the public, showing just what a caring and unified borough we are, demonstrating that above all we want to make sure our neighbours are looked after.” Many of the proposals received have been, say the councillors, ingenious.
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HACIENDA EASES TAX OBLIGATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

01/04/2020 21:21
The Ministry of Finance has approved a new package of measures to alleviate tax obligations for small businesses and sole traders in the Canary Islands, so that they can face the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The measures include the postponement or reduction of certain tax debts, for which another 150 million euros will be injected into liquidity for the economy, they said in a statement.
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PRISON FOR SPITTING AT GUARDIA CIVIL OFFICERS

01/04/2020 22:47
A 41 year old man from Buenavista has been sent to prison, after being arrested twice for spitting on Guardia Civil officers to spread coronavirus.         He was arrested twice in less than 48 hours for not respecting the rules of confinement and assaulting a local resident from Buenavista del Norte, in Tenerife.
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ENGINEERS TURN SNORKEL MASK INTO SIMPLE VENTILATOR

31/03/2020 21:00
          Decathlon has taken their full face snorkelling masks off sale from their website, to be donated to Spanish Hospitals, after an engineering team successfully developed and tested a 3D printed adapter, turning them into a non-invasive ventilator for COVID-19 patients.           The idea started in Italy, the European country worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with hospitals in other nations taking note and adding their own medical parts to make it work.
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ARONA HAS NEW FREE PHONE HELPLINE

31/03/2020 21:25
Arona Town Hall has enabled a free phone number for residents to call to get answers to questions they may have during lockdown. The Arona City Council has a new free telephone number, 900 701 151, to attend to the needs of those who are in a social emergency situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ONLY THREE PEOPLE ALLOWED AT FUNERALS

31/03/2020 21:42
The Government has announced that they are restricting the number of people that are allowed to attend a funeral, during the state of alarm, to three people in addition to the minister carrying out the service, and everyone attending must respect social distancing rules. They have also specified that during the state of emergency, the price of funerals may not be higher than they were on March 14th, the day before lockdown, and if a company charges a premium then the customer is entitled to claim a refund.
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NEW IMAGE SHOWING SWAB TEST

31/03/2020 21:54
A new image showing how deep the swab test for COVID-19 goes, has been shared on Twitter by an American doctor. People have described the swab as going up your nose as far back as your eyeballs and being very uncomfortable and causing your eyes to water.
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CANARIES HAS 118 NEW POSITIVES AND 7 DEATHS TODAY

01/04/2020 00:39
          The number of deaths in the Islands from COVID-19 now stands at 62 after the last count by the Ministry of Health; the data island by island will be communicated during tomorrow morning. The Canary Islands closed the day on Tuesday at 8pm, with a total of 1,380 positive cases accumulated by coronavirus, 118 more than the previous day, while deaths rose from 55 to 62.
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 31.03.2020

31/03/2020 17:27
The Ministry of Health has updated coronavirus cases as of 8pm last night in the Canary Islands. There are 58 more cases than the day before in the islands as follows: Tenerife – 741 cases Gran Canaria – 365 cases La Palma – 62 cases Lanzarote – 51 cases Fuerteventura – 32 cases La Gomera – 8 cases El Hierro – 3 cases La Graciosa – 0 cases In total there are 1,150 active cases in the Canary Islands with 55 deaths, and 57 have recovered.
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Adeje Town Hall reinforces services for the most vulnerable

31/03/2020 18:10
  Since last week there has been specific phone numbers those in need; 922 756 238 and 922 050 151 The Adeje department of community welfare, overseen by councillor Mercedes Vargas Delgado, have reinforced the service they offer to those who have the most basic needs and have put specific telephone numbers at their disposal, with personnel available from Monday to  Friday, 8am – 2pm, 922 756 238 and 922 050 151. There is another number, 600 144 855, which has been set aside for care for elderly residents in isolation and other individuals who are considered very vulnerable or in vulnerable situations.
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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: 1,262 CASES, 55 DEATHS

31/03/2020 10:26
The number of infections increases by 58 while 15 new deaths are recorded. The Canary Islands registered 1,262 accumulated cases and 55 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Islands yesterday, an increase of 58 new positive tests and 15 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
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MICROCREDITS AND DIRECT AID IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD RENT

31/03/2020 12:54
Microcredits with zero interest to be available to those who need it to pay their rent Euro coins in hand The plan to be approved today, also includes direct aid, suspension of evictions, and moratorium on properties of large households. The Government will approve a plan for the rental market today in the Council of Ministers, that provides a line of microcredits guaranteed by the State, direct aid, and the suspension of evictions for six months, once the state of alarm ends, with an expected allocation of resources of around 700 million euros.
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ADEJE SENDS SIMPLE MESSAGE!!

31/03/2020 12:59

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CONFINEMENT FOR THE WHOLE OF APRIL IS ESSENTIAL

30/03/2020 17:39
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, has said that “confinement for the whole month of April will be essential to stop the spread of coronavirus. The first fifteen days are crucial, but the second half of the month will be key in stopping the pandemic.
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“YOUNGSTERS ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND CAN INFECT A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHOUT REALISING”

30/03/2020 18:28
The Ministry of Health has updated coronavirus cases as of 8pm last night in the Canary Islands. In total there are 1,204 cases, which is 79 more than the day before in the islands as follows: Tenerife – 721 cases (24 deaths) Gran Canaria – 341 cases (11 deaths) La Palma – 52cases (2 deaths) Lanzarote – 48 cases (3 deaths) Fuerteventura – 31 cases (0 deaths) La Gomera – 8 cases (0 deaths) El Hierro – 3 cases (0 deaths) La Graciosa – 0 cases (0 deaths) In total there are 1,142 active cases in the Canary Islands with 40 deaths, and 32 have recovered.
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TENERIFE TRAMS AND BUSES RUNNING AT 7% OCCUPANCY

30/03/2020 21:44
Occupancy on the Titsa trams and public buses in Tenerife reached just 7% last weekend, according to data supplied by the Transport Minister, Enrique Arriaga. In a statement released by the Corporation, they say that due to the application of the various restrictive orders of the State of alarm, the staffing and running of both forms of public transport ha been adjusted to cater for 50% of usual passenger numbers, even though they knew that actual usage would be much less due to restriction of movement and social distancing.
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WHO: “NO MASK, NO PROBLEM”

30/03/2020 23:04
The World Health Organization (WHO), has published a new technical report today in which it ensures that the new coronavirus is not transmitted by air, but by the contact of respiratory drops of patients affected by the disease. For transmission to take place, both people must be within a metre ot each other, and the infected person must cough or sneeze.
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SECOND TENERIFE NURSING HOME HAS CORONAVIRUS DEATH

30/03/2020 12:09
An elderly man has died of coronavirus in a nursing centre in Tegueste, a town near La Laguna in north Tenerife. This is the second death from COVID-19 that has been registered in the Canary Islands a nursing home, after the one that occurred last week in Fasnia, also in Tenerife.
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MORE LONG TERM LETS AVAILABLE DUE TO ZERO TOURISM

30/03/2020 12:58
More long term rental homes available due to ‘zero tourism’. Property website Idealista, says they have seen an increase in properties listed for long let across the Canaries, since the announcement of closure for hotels and holiday accommodation to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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CANARIES EXCEEDS 1,200 CASES OF COVID-19

30/03/2020 11:43
Official figures from the Ministry of Health up until 8pm last night, now show 1,204 cases of coronavirus in the Canary Islands, an increase of 79, and 40 deaths. A full analysis of figures will be available later today.
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ESSENTIAL SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT

29/03/2020 21:08
The Prime Minister has officially announced that all workers in companies of ‘non essential activities’, are ordered to stay at home for the next two weeks, between Monday, March 30th and Thursday, April 9th. They will not lose their salary because they will receive pay that is recoverable, and because it will reduce the amount of people travelling to and from work, will help to avoid the spread of the virus.
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 29.03.2020, INCLUDING DEATHS IN EACH ISLAND

29/03/2020 17:20
The Ministry of Health has updated coronavirus cases as of 8pm last night in the Canary Islands. There are 100 more cases than the day before in the islands as follows: Tenerife – 712 cases (23 deaths) Gran Canaria – 288 cases (11 deaths) La Palma – 49 cases (2 deaths) Lanzarote – 35 cases (3 deaths) Fuerteventura – 30 cases (0 deaths) La Gomera – 8 cases (0 deaths) El Hierro – 3 cases (0 deaths) La Graciosa – 0 cases (0 deaths)   In total there are 1,056 active cases in the Canary Islands with 39 deaths, and 30 have recovered.
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CANARIES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

29/03/2020 11:55
Latest stats show the Canary Islands now has 1,125 cases of coronavirus and 39 deaths, including the first one in La Palma. The total number of deceased, places the Canary Islands among the lowest in the Spanish autonomous communities, with a fatality rate of 3.
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POLICE CHASE IN ARONA

29/03/2020 12:21
Friday night the Local Police of Arona arrested 3 people for robbery following a car chase through the municipality. Three individuals in Costa del Silencio, attempted to burgle a Pizzeria in Calle Diana, in front of the Hermusa supermarket.
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PLANE ENDANGERED BY LASER POINTER

29/03/2020 13:01
  The Guardia Civil are looking for a person in the North of Tenerife, who was pointing a strong laser pointer at a flight from Gran Canaria coming in to land at Los Rodeos airport last night. Air traffic controllers revealed on their Twitter account that last night, that the crew of an airplane covering the route between Gran Canaria and Tenerife North, notified the authorities that they had been pointed at with a laser pointer from land.
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CORONAVIRUS ISLAND BY ISLAND FOR 27.03.2020

28/03/2020 18:13
Until 8pm on March 27th, the Archipelago now has 1,025 cases of coronavirus, more than 20% of them among health personnel; 36 deaths and 25 people healed; 377 have required hospitalization, of which 68 have been attended to in intensive care. The Ministry of Health for the Canary Islands reports that in the Archipelago the number of cases of coronavirus COVID-19 accumulated to 1,025 (147 more than the previous day), with 36 people dead (9 more) and 25 recovered (5 more).
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SUPER PUMA HELICOPTER TAKES PERSONNEL TO TENERIFE TO HELP IN FASNIA

28/03/2020 18:40
A Super Puma helicopter from the 802 Squadron of the 46th Wing, took off this morning from Gando air base in Gran Canaria, to take UME personnel to Tenerife to help at the Fasnia residential centre, where one man has died, and 36 people (including 10 staff) have tested positive for coronavirus. The Air Force reported this on Twitter saying: “We flew to Tenerife in aid of the Fasnia old people’s home.
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Cheap Flights to St.Petersburg, Russia

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