The first transfers to the hotel that the Secretary of State for Migration has contracted have already taken place on the island of Gran Canaria to accommodate 300 of the migrants who are in distinctive temporary facilities. Some come from schools that were being used until now as shelters and that are needed for the return to school. Others of those transferred were in the Canarian wrestling field in Arinaga.
Some of the migrants who remained at the Arguineguín dock have also been transferred, where there are people who have already spent five nights sleeping on the asphalt in Red Cross tents. It is expected that between now and tomorrow they will remove all the migrants from that port.
The Red Cross has detected three positives for coronavirus in those centers and has a good part of the staff in quarantine, so seeks staff on the islands and also on the peninsula to send them to the Canary Islands to serve these centers. One of them, located in that hotel with 300 seats.
This Friday another hotel with 140 more beds will open. The measure, in both cases, will mean reopening the hotels, causing their staff to leave the ERTE and the economic activity of these companies to recover.
Cadena SER has reported this Thursday the detection of several outbreaks with almost a hundred positives among people who had arrived months ago on the island without coronavirus, but who are now infected.