By Laura Kemp • 30 April 2020 • 10:08
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Ibiza and Menorca have decided to request the central government to join Formentera and the Canary Islands of El Hierro, La Gomera, and La Graciosa in being the first national territories to enter Phase 1.
THE Ibiza Town Hall has accepted the government’s proposal to include the island in a list of potential Balearic territories that are in a suitable position to directly advance to Phase 1 of the de-escalation plan which is set to begin on Monday.
The regional executive decided yesterday to request the central government that they join Formentera and the Canary Islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and La Graciosa as the first territories to enter Phase 1 and asked the Consell de Ibiza to study joining the petition due to its good sanitary condition.
The President of the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Mari, has responded positively after a videoconference meeting yesterday with the five mayors of the islands to analyse the potential of the autonomous executive to further advance Ibiza and Menorca to be included in Phase 1 of the de-escalation plan.
Mari has also requested that, before requesting the start of this de-escalation, he must know the effects this will pose on workers who remain on an ERTE, workers who have been laid off, and self-employed workers who are receiving aid. “What cannot happen is that we take for granted that starting Phase 1 earlier will put our companies in an advantageous position,” argued Mari.
The President of the Consell has also conveyed to Spain’s government the need for them to have “clear protocols” before starting on Monday as companies will need to know before starting their activities again.
Lastly, he recalled that they will need to be able to request the guarantee of protection and hygiene material for the entire population.
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