By Charlie Loran • 22 October 2020 • 14:33
THE Ministry of Health and the Junta de Andalucía has begun a new distribution of the second batch of surgical masks for those over 65 and pensioners. Each person will receive a pack of three masks as they did in the first distribution. The New distribution of 5.4 Million face masks in Andalucia will see 1.8 million Andalucians helped by the local government.
This distribution will be carried out free of charge in pharmacies as a measure of health support to the most vulnerable groups in the Andalucia community.
This provision was announced by Juanma Moreno, President of the Board, during the debate on the state of the community.
The Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, has explained that “the protection of the most vulnerable people is a priority of the Ministry of Health and Families.” In addition, Aguirre has insisted that this action is done so that people continue to strictly adhere to the established sanitary measures.
The use of masks is mandatory in Andalusia and the rest of the national territory, both in open and closed spaces and regardless of the interpersonal safety distance. The sole purpose of this provision is to safeguard the health of the population and to prevent the spread of a virus that has clearly shown that it is transmitted through the air.
The President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, is going to meet his team to consider tougher restrictive measures to try to contain infections that have been triggered in recent days. A new management model for the pandemic that will await the decision of the Central Government that plans, within the state of alarm, a considered curfew.
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