BREAKING NEWS: Spain’s Government to make face masks ‘obligatory’ in all public spaces from Costa Blanca to Costa del Sol

Spain to make face masks obligatory in all public spaces.

This afternoon, the Spanish Government has announced that it plans to make the use of face masks ‘obligatory’ in all public spaces across the country.

SPAIN’S Health Minister Salvador Illa has confirmed that the government will publish exact details on the new order this week, stating that “overall there’s unanimous consensus on the matter from regional governments across the country.”

He also announced the relaxing of timetable outings in municipalities of less than 10,000 inhabitants – a benefit that was until now limited to those towns with just 5,000 or less residents, as reported.

Covid-19 figures are also declining, with the number of coronavirus-related death dropping to less than 100 in Spain in the last 24 hours – registering just 87 deaths for the first time since the pandemic outbreak started. Nevertheless Illa has stressed that “we must not let our guard down.”

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    • Michael Walsh

      17 May 2020 • 23:18

      Despite mounting and qualified evidence that wearing of face masks regularly leads to many respiratory problems. I hope the fast-footed legal professions are ready to take to the cleaners those idiots responsible for causing the ensuing health problems.

    • U Sunshine

      18 May 2020 • 14:38

      Making a Mask obligatory can cause more health problems. Is it only to boost this health industry to make profit? I can not breath if i wear the mask and i will not wear a mask. Nobody can force me to wear a mask. I get panic attack and claustrophobia.
      It is so unhygienic to wear a mask. You breathing your own oxygen, you breathing your own viruses your own bacteria. Is there any scientific proof that a mask is preventing from corona virus? To me it is only to boost the health industry and farmacys

    • Dennis

      18 May 2020 • 19:09

      @U sunshine Sorry to say we can force you to wear a mask and we will.
      You see all the medical staff mask ( and more ) up when they treat Corona virus victims yet you think they do it cos it’s nice for them?
      Masks are most effective on people who have the virus, but as we don’t know this it’s best to force all to use it, and believe me, force you we will.

    • Dee

      19 May 2020 • 12:26

      We will not be helping the Spanish economy while making mask mandatory..thought the government wanted the economy to get going again..the cost to the economy and the resession thats coming is going tp be much worse than any virus ..people have died using them

    • David

      20 May 2020 • 10:09

      Make up you mind is it obligatory or mandatory. If you are going to print in English learn the language

      • John Smith

        20 May 2020 • 11:11

        David thank you for your comment
        Two dictionary definitions follow;
        Obligatory – required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.
        Mandatory – required by law or mandate; compulsory.


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