No New Cases for 1st Time in 21 days – Ibiza Covid19 Update 09/04/20

Covid19 figures for Ibiza & Formentera on 08/04/20 were as follows (via Diario de Ibiza)

130 cases in total
97 Active Cases (-2)
39 in hospitals being monitored (-6)
16 in hospitals in intensive care (+1)
41 under surveillance at home (+3)
25 discharged (+1)
8 deceased (+1)

The latest fatality was a 69 year old man with underlying health issues.

For the 1st time in 21 days Ibiza and Formentera did not register any new cases of Covid19.

In addition to these ‘active cases’ there are also 5 health workers at home being controlled by UVAC plus another 21 under ‘active surveillance’.

These figures are updated daily at 1pm by Balearic Health Office

The Balearic Islands has received another 20 tons of health supplies to be distributed to public hospitals throughout the archipelago. A special cargo plane landed at Mallorca airport on Wednesday according to Balearic President Francina Armengol via her Twitter feed. The new shipment consists of 1,000,000 gloves and 30,000 overalls taking the total acquired in recent weeks to 45 tons.

The microbiologists at Can Misses Hospital are processing around 100 Covid19 tests per day although many are still being sent to Son Espases hospital in Palma de Mallorca. One of the specialists joked that they ‘miss the flu’ but know they are doing the right thing by working round the clock even studying the latest tests and news when they get home after a long day, ‘everything is changing……you don’t get what will happen tomorrow’ he said.

The Grupo Policlinica is already carrying out the rapid Covid19 detection tests and are busy with the Island’s frontline workers, patients suspected of being infected and also their own employees. All of San Antonio’s Police Agents and Civil Protection volunteers have been tested, paid for by San Antonio Town Hall.

Ibiza’s construction industry will be able to go back to work from Tuesday but must respect distancing restrictions. Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia and Sant Josep councils have also announced that they will allow construction work throughout the summer which is usually not allowed for the 4 main months of summer.

Life in Spain will slowly begin to return to normal after the existing state of alarm ends on 26 April according to government spokesperson María Jesús Montero. Speaking on Antena 3 TV on Wednesday, Montero said that Spain would slowly return to “normal life” but in progressive stages, following the recommendations of health experts in order to avoid a second wave of the virus.

Many shops and supermarkets will be open at varying times today and over the Easter weekend, check their websites and social media pages for full details.

The situation is evolving every day however the message is very clear – please stay at home and keep a cool and calm head. By following these guidelines, together, we will beat this disease and get on with the rest of our lives.

Best Regards – Stay Safe and Stay Home

With special thanks to Lesley Donald, Tricia Templeton and Julian Cobby

VERY IMPORTANT: INFORMATION TAKEN FROM CREDIBLE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT SOURCES HOWEVER THE SITUATION IS FLUID. THIS UPDATE IS WRITTEN FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH

Author: Martin Makepeace

Englishman living and working in Ibiza since 1991. Entrepreneur with a passion for villas, boats, sunsets and San Antonio. Read my blogs, listen to my podcasts and catch me on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning.

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