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Updated 11.30pm: Sanidad confirms tonight that two more of the visitors in the Italian group have tested positive for coronavirus. Their samples will now also be sent to the Carlos III Health Inst for confirmation.  Updated 9pm: The Canarian Government says that the Italian couple who have tested positive in Tenerife arrived here on the 17th of this month. They went straight from the plane to the bus to the hotel along with another group of 10 Italians, none of whom are showing any symptoms presently. Some 100 guests arrived at the hotel yesterday who had no contact with the Italians and who have been allowedREAD MORE

Photo: Gran Canaria Cabildo. Updated 8pm: Excellent news tonight from Gran Canaria where the authorities say that there are no longer any flames visible, the tireless work throughout the day by air and on the ground has been intense, but it’s achieved the best result possible. No-one is resting tonight, however, and the work continues with dealing with hotspots and smoke, and damping down. As the authorities say, they are not lowering their guard, but they are very optimistic now! Updated 25 February: There is hope this morning as weather conditions improve and ground crews can at last be supported by helicopters and the two seaREAD MORE

Updated 8.30pm: The Canarian Government has announced that state schools throughout Tenerife will remain closed tomorrow because of the calima, and reopen on Wednesday. Of course tomorrow is a public holiday in some municipios anyway (see HERE) so their schools would be closed anyway, but the Government now confirms that no schools will return until Wednesday. Updated 8pm: The Cabildo has said that two fires were reported as reactivated this evening in the Los Realejos municipio. The first in the mirador de La Grimona area has now been brought back under control while the other in the La Guancha area was a false alarm. The TF5READ MORE

Tomorrow 25 February is a public holiday in many parts of Tenerife. Though not island-wide, it is a local fiesta that many council areas have chosen as one of their two municipal days. Many shops and offices will be closed in the non-touristic parts of the municipalities listed below which have done so: the full list of 2020’s national, regional, insular, and municipal public holidays is HERE. Martes de Carnaval is a public holiday in these municipalities: Adeje, Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, El Rosario, El Sauzal, Fasnia, Granadilla, Icod, La Matanza, La Orotava, La Victoria, La Laguna, Puerto de la Cruz, San Miguel, Santa Cruz,READ MORE

Updated 10pm: And in the end, weather conditions have won, at least for tonight. Santa Cruz Ayuntamiento has said that events and public activities in the Santa Cruz Carnaval have been cancelled from midnight. Meetings will take place from 7am tomorrow morning to try to ensure the day carnival goes ahead, but obviously the weather will be the determining factor and we will have to wait until the morning to find out about tomorrow. Updated 22 February: Puerto de la Cruz has announced that the town’s carnival events have been cancelled for the whole weekend because of the severe weather warnings from Aemet and theREAD MORE

Photo: Arona Ayuntamiento. The annual Las Galletas half marathon (21km) and 10.5 km races will take place on Sunday 5 April. Inscription for this year’s runners is open with participants able to sign up online on the event’s official website HERE – there is also a Facebook page for the event HERE. Registration is at reduced rates for those who sign up before 1 March. The route is outlined in the image below and road restrictions are always in place in the morning of the race for the TF-66, TF-653 and TF-652.READ MORE