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Masks will no longer be mandatory in transport as of this Wednesday,

when the rule approved by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday is published in the BOE, which nevertheless maintains its use in health and social health centers, as well as pharmacies and first-aid kits. .

This has been confirmed by the Minister of Health,

Carolina Darias

, in the press conference after the Council of Ministers that has approved the reform of the royal decree that since April 2022 regulates the use of face masks and that she has defined as "one more step in the response" that Spain has been giving to the pandemic based on the epidemiological situation.

And the current one, with one of the lowest rates, "if not the lowest", of incidence and hospital admissions and in the ICU of the entire pandemic, allows it, he stressed.

"We are in a situation of enormous stability as far as covid is concerned"

, the minister celebrated before explaining that the incidence trend for the elderly continues downward, with 50.7 cases at 14 days, while the beds Ordinary hospitals are occupied by 1.6% and ICUs by 1.7%.

Figures that she has attributed to the vaccination campaign, in which Spain has already administered 110 million doses, of which 26 million are first booster doses.

Despite the end of the mandatory nature of the mask in transport, a decision that -he has said- has the endorsement of the Alert Report, it will be necessary to continue putting it on in health and social health centers, where workers and visitors will have to wear it, but not the residents.


Darias wanted to emphasize that its use will continue to be recommended for vulnerable people or people with symptoms.

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