By Deirdre Tynan • 31 May 2021 • 16:55
President of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano Garcia-Page says masks could go by June. Image: Junta de Castilla-La Mancha.
The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano Garcia-Page, said the region is planning to abolish mandatory masks before the end of June.
Castilla-La Mancha will make a “mature decision” based on “national coherence” in the coming weeks, he said on May 31.
The Andalucian Junta has also said a decision about masks would be made soon.
Garcia-Page said even contemplating an end to obligatory masks outdoors was “thanks to an enormously positive vaccination process”.
“The Spanish people have fulfilled, with the way of being that we have, like few others in Europe. Honestly, in their homes and outside of them and this deserves to be recognised,” he said.
Masks became obligatory in Andalucia on July 15, 2020.
Speaking in Jaen on May 14, the President of Andalucia said the region will maintain the mandatory use of masks until 80 per cent of the population have received both doses of vaccine.
“You have to go little by little. We have to be prudent, especially where there is a concentration of people,” he said.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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