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Mandatory face masks on public transport in Spain to end on 8 February

Mandatory face masks on public transport in Spain to end on 8 February

However, the coronavirus measure will be maintained in health facilities and pharmacies because "you have to go step by step", said the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias

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Thursday, 26 January 2023, 14:16

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Spain's Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, has announced this Thursday (26 January) that the Cabinet meeting on 7 February will approve the end of the obligation to wear a mask on public transport, a measure that will come into force the following day, the 8th, when it is published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

On buses, trains, subways or in taxis, the mask will no longer be necessary (although it is recommended). However, the requirement will be maintained in health facilities and pharmacies because "you have to go step by step".

“We have a very stable epidemiological situation. The proposal that the Alerts Report has already made will be raised to the Cabinet on 7 February,” Darias announced after an event act at the Gasol Foundation.

The panel of experts who have advised the Government during the coronavirus health emergency have now decided to make this decision after verifying that neither the Christmas holidays nor the end of the 'zero Covid' policy in China have caused an uptick in infections or hospitalisations in Spain.

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