Tomorrow This Spanish Province May Make Face Masks Compulsory at All Times Despite Social Distancing

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Masks Compulsory: Cataluña may make masks mandatory at all times Credit: Pixabay.

Tomorrow the Minister of Health for the Generalitat de Cataluña, Alba Verges, will propose making face masks compulsory at all times when using public spaces in Cataluña, despite social distancing measures. This stricter measure has been proposed after the region of Lleida has been forced to go back into quarantine due to a recurring outbreak of the virus.

In an interview with RAC1, Verges has affirmed that she will share this notion with the rest of the ‘consellers’ so that a final resolution can be taken on the matter. Failing to comply with this measure would result in hefty sanctions. Currently, masks are only necessary when the 1.5-2 metre social distancing measure cannot be abided to in public spaces.

“We want to introduce this protection mechanism as a general rule everywhere, when you can keep a distance or when you cannot keep a distance”, said Vergés, who foresees in the next few days a significant increase in cases of coronavirus in Segrià, where the situation it is already in a “delicate” state.

The Government spokeswoman, Meritxell Budó, explained that at a Procicat meeting the possibility of making the use of a mask mandatory in the Community at all times will be decided.

This was stated by the Minister of Health of the Generalitat, Alba Vergés, when she announced this Tuesday that she would be proposing this measure to the Government which would make the use of a mask compulsory throughout Cataluña.

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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations.
She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.

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