Fernando Simón: the end of masks in transport will be "next week or the next"

The director of the Health Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health (CCAES), Ferdinand simonhas assured this Wednesday that the end of the masks in transport will come “shortly” and in a “very short” period of time, to “next week or the following”.

“The decision is not mine alone and the proposals come from the technicalthe experts and the communities autonomous“, has indicated the person in charge of the health alerts to journalists in Zaragoza, where he participates in the round table “Truth and Lies, binary code of democracy”, organized by the LAAAB of the Aragonese Executive.

Until now, the recommendation of the alert presentation was to maintain them out of prudence until the end of the season of infections acuteapproximately in marchand waiting for the impact that the outbreak of infections could have on China after the abandonment of the zero covid strategy.

But in recent weeks they have resumed the debate – which is still ongoing – given the stability of the epidemiological situation in Spain, which the Christmas holidays have not altered, according to sources from this technical body to Efe.

In fact, Simón has indicated that what happened in “the last few weeks in China has complicated the situation”, but even so, he has indicated that the withdrawal of the face mask is imminent: “I believe that in a very short term, I do not know if the next week or the following, the mandatory use of the mask will be withdrawn,” the epidemiologist has advanced.

But the director of the CCAES wanted to make it clear that “the message is not that the mask is going to be removed, but that now the population has to be much more responsible.”

“When we have symptoms we should use it responsibly and if we are risk groups either vulnerable too. We must understand that our health somehow affects that of others, especially when there is an infectious disease involved,” he added.

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