Balearic government wants Spain holiday islands Ibiza and Menorca included in early move to lockdown de-escalation phase one

REQUEST: The Balearic president has asked the Health Ministry let Menorca and Ibiza enter phase one on Monday CREDIT: Francina Armengol Twitter @F_Armengol

BALEARIC Island president Francina Armengol has asked the Spanish Health Ministry to include Ibiza and Menorca in the early move to the first phase of the lockdown de-escalation.

Formentera, along with Canary Islands La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, will begin a gradual return to the new normality next Monday May 4, while as it stands the other Balearic Islands and the rest of the country will have to wait an additional week.

Speaking at a videoconference press briefing on Wednesday, Armengol explained the government of Ibiza would consult local councils and social and economic bodies on whether they considered the island could enter phase one next Monday, a move they have now backed.

“We understand that health speaking the islands of Formentera, Menorca and Ibiza would be able to enter phase one on May 4, and we are preparing for Mallorca to do so on the 11th, the Balearic president commented.

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