The Canary Islands government and IGN said in a joint statement that volcanic activity “remains intense” and a new crater was discovered on Saturday.
“It doesn’t look like it’s close to being finished yet, as millions of cubic meters of lava are pouring out of the volcano,” Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said at a news conference on Sunday.
In a positive sign, Miguel ngel Morcuende, technical director of the Canary Islands’ Emergency Volcano Response Committee, said on Saturday that air quality had improved enough to warrant the lifting of local stay-at-home measures.
Torres said that to ensure water remains in the south of the island, the new desalination plants will replace an irrigation link broken by the volcano.
“We recognize the suffering, but it’s teaching us a lesson. Because when you approach someone who has lost everything, they are always ready to deal with the situation. They don’t give up. are,” Torres said.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has pledged more than $238 million (206 million euros) in aid to the island.
“Next Tuesday, the cabinet will approve a very powerful series of measures to respond to the problem of infrastructure reconstruction, water supply, employment, agriculture, the tourism sector and financial gains,” Sanchez said on Sunday.
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