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Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. NB: The Canarian Government has asked anyone looking for information to find it online in official sites or social media. If you are asking about specific symptoms, or think you might have covid19, first use the online test HERE, and then call the free multi-lingual helpline 900 112 061 if it is recommended by the test results. Use 112 only for emergencies, also multi-lingual.  Updated 11pm, 6/4: As Boris Johnson is admitted to St Thomas’ Intensive Care Unit, Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez sent a message expressing his solidarity and hopes for a quick recovery for the British PM. Sánchez said tonight: These areREAD MORE

Holy Week of Easter starts today with Palm Sunday, and both Maundy Thursday and Good Friday this coming week are public holidays. This year, however, the usual processions and display of sacred statues that traditionally fill Semana Santa will not be taking place, and Church services will be online to commemorate Christ’s last week on Earth. Sadly, we will need to wait until next year now to see the famous Pasión, Adeje’s Passion Play, and the beautiful floral exhibitions for Pascua Florida in Guía de Isora. Police across Spain have reminded the public that this year things must change in another respect too. Many enjoyREAD MORE

Another day, another voyage of desperation. A patera spotted by fishing vessels this morning to the south of Tenerife has now been brought into Los Cristianos harbour by the Coastgard. Emergency services say that there were 29 on board – 13 men, 13 women and three children; all were attended at the harbour by medical personnel with none needing to be transferred to hospital.READ MORE

A wonderful initiative this. Of course it is for their own benefit – but it helps us too, and they cannot sell anything if they cannot open, and we cannot buy if we can’t leave the house. Have a look HERE – choose your area, and find those businesses which will do home deliveries, of all sorts! READ MORE

Another patera has arrived at Tenerife, this time in the early hours of this morning and under its own steam. Emergency services say that the craft, which was spotted on its arrival at Los Abrigos harbour, was again one of a pair, the other of whose occupants were taken to Arguineguín in Gran Canaria by lifeboat. In Tenerife, the Los Abrigos craft had 23 on board: all were in good health apart from one woman who needed to be taken to a health centre for treatment.READ MORE

Updated 9pm, 31/3: The second patera has arrived at Los Cristianos with 30 on board. They are seven men, seven children, and 16 women. Two of the women plus one child have been taken to a medical centre for treatment for non-serious conditions, the rest are in good health.   Updated 6pm, 31/3: The first patera has arrived at Gran Canaria now as it’s confirmed that on board the two craft were 60 immigrants among whom were nine children, some just babies. The patera being brought to Los Cristianos has on board 25 men, three women and two babies of 12 and 16 months. Original postREAD MORE