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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Carnival in the streets of Santa Cruz

Carnival in the streets of Santa Cruz

Normally by this point in the carnival program, we'd be bringing you details of the events of carnaval in the streets of Santa Cruz, with listings of the orchestras playing in the various streets and squares of the city, but once more, things are different this year and because of the COVID pandemic, carnival in the street is suspended. This is perhaps the cruellest blow for lovers of carnival, because carnival in the street in Santa Cruz IS carnival. 

Hardly surprising therefore that the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council has announced that it will reinforce security measures to break up private parties during Carnival. Mayor of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Manuel Bermúdez, announced Wednesday that security controls will be intensified to try to avoid and dissolve possible private parties on the occasion of the start of Carnival - suspended in the street and that will only be held with virtual events.

In statements to journalists, he has stressed that they will act "in a clear and forceful way" in the face of complaints that neighbors may make and will be strict in complying with the capacity and the restrictions to control the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are going to be aware of this over the weekend," he said, so he has asked for "responsibility and civility" from the Santacruceros (people of Santa Cruz).

Bermúdez has reiterated that "the Carnival in the street is suspended", which is why the council has organized virtual tributes and that citizens can still dress up or decorate their houses. "We have had a difficult Christmas and we cannot go back to that," he added. 

He has appealed to "prudence" before the decision that the Government of the Canary Islands is going to take this Thursday on whether the island of Tenerife drops to level 1 alert, because although the trend in infections is good, people must not yet lower their guard.

The only, very small, consolation is that the organisers have confirmed the participation of Canarian artists and orchestras in the virtual Carnival. There is very little clue as to what form this will take as the announcement is very euphemistically phrased. Reading between the lines, they haven't worked it out yet. Probably using recorded material would be safest. 

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