Updated 8pm, 26/10: Four occupants of this craft, which is now said to have contained 56 minors, have been transferred to hospital in the south but none are said to be in serious condition.
I think I will start a new thread with the next arrival, and then update the one post with future arrivals. I can then post in it the increasingly tense discussion between the islands and the mainland, and the EU to some extent, about where these people are to be housed and processed. Thank you for your input.
Original post 26 October: A new cayuco with 167 on board was spotted earlier today some 15km south of Palm Mar and has now arrived under its own steam at Los Cristianos harbour, escorted by Coastguard and Guardia Civil craft. The occupants are being attended by health personnel, and no doubt there will be more details shortly but they are likely to be housed in south Tenerife while their asylum claims are processed.
So, please can I ask what readers’ general views are on my posting about these boats. Do you want to know? Would you prefer not to know? Would you prefer one thread like the covid figures thread or individual posts when there’s an arrival specifically in Tenerife? Please do let me know your views … they are really important to me in deciding things like this. I would be grateful on this occasion if you could restrict comments to this question … other posts have enough “views” on them and I’m asking as a genuine enquiry what readers actually want to see.