Not a constructive Covid take a look at at Alicante airport at Easter
NO constructive circumstances of Covid had been recorded by PCR assessments at Alicante airport throughout Easter
Regardless of fears of a rise in Covid infections through the Easter holidays and that expats and residents criticize the Spanish authorities for permitting vacationers to journey to Spain, Alicante airport has not recorded any circumstances constructive coronavirus regardless of having carried out 54 inner antigenic assessments. Throughout the Valencian Neighborhood, solely 2.21% – or three folks – who arrived at airports with out proof of a detrimental PCR take a look at supposedly crucial for journey, subsequently examined constructive. All of those occasions occurred at Valencia Manises Airport between March 27 and April 5, when a complete of 82 antigen assessments had been carried out.
In accordance with a well being spokesperson, “each constructive detected in airports is an epidemic that’s averted” and as such, controls on the Valencian airport have prevented three constructive circumstances from shifting in the neighborhood and probably inflicting main epidemics at Easter.
The identical sources, nonetheless, informed the Spanish day by day Informacion that the Spanish authorities this week authorized one other extension of restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa. The measures, which had been first launched on February 2, will now proceed till April 27. Underneath present restrictions, solely residents and residents of Spain or Andorra can at present fly instantly from these nations.
Alicante-Elche Airport lately celebrated the tenth anniversary of its passenger terminal, the place round 100 folks representing floor employees, police, Guardia Civil, firefighters and all those that contribute to the day by day operation of the airport gathered exterior to type a big quantity 10 on the aircraft’s parking space.
Regardless of a 75% discount in visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, airport supervisor Laura Navarro informed a Cadena SER radio interviewer shortly earlier than the anniversary that she was assured passenger quantity would improve to 51% in 2021.