The Government eliminates the mask in the open air and returns the public to the football and basketball stadiums

In residences for the elderly or dependencies for essential workers, masks may be removed when 80% are already vaccinated.

The Minister of Health Carolina Darias.MARISCALEFE

“The masks give way again to the smile “, has expressed Carolina Darias, minister of Health, when announcing the approval of the Royal Decree that eliminates the use of this preventive measure outdoors. He has defended that epidemiological indicators, from incidence to hospital occupancy, make it possible to soften the measure at this time.

The new norm accompanies, he recalled, “the relaxation of other measures”, and has considered that “no one can doubt” the lower risk of transmission in the open air. The measure, he has defended, is consistent “with scientific evidence” and those implemented by “countries in our environment.”

Darias has indicated that the norm of masks In Spain it has been especially hard and it has been fulfilled for the most part: “My European colleagues are surprised by the exemplary nature of the mask in our country,” he said. For this reason, he has argued that flexibility is a way of “giving citizens what they deserve for that exemplary nature.”

“It will be convenient to always carry it with you”

Darias He recalled, however, that “it would be convenient to always carry it with you”, since, as an example, if we go out for a walk, but later we want to take public transport, it will be mandatory to have it. “Let’s take her with us,” he asked.

The use of masks will continue to be mandatory, as the minister advanced yesterday after the Interterritorial Council, when it is not possible to maintain a distance of one and a half meters, in closed places of public use, such as “a library”, or in establishments such as “a pharmacy “or” a supermarket “, as well as in public transport.

In residences for the elderly or dependencies for essential workers, such as a fire station, masks may be removed when 80% are already vaccinated.

Next season, in addition, there will be an audience again at sporting events, the minister has advanced. “We are back to normal in terms of the influx of the public to our stadiums for the Professional League (Football) and also for the ACB (Basketball League). I am convinced that it will be very well received “, has indicated Darias about this reopening.

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