By Ron Howells • 07 June 2021 • 22:46
Masks May No Longer Be Mandatory On The Streets Of Spain This Month. image: Twitter
Masks May No Longer Be Mandatory On The Streets Of Spain This Month.
The director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, said today, Monday, June 7, that he believes that before July it might not be mandatory to wear masks in the country, although he warned that to implement this measure, an article of law must be modified, he said: “that is not done in two days.”
This was announced by Simón at a press conference at the end of the pandemic follow-up meeting, in which he appeared together with the Secretary-General of Digital Health, Alfredo González, who explained the implementation in several communities of the Digital Green Certificate.
“I think so, that it could be a good date (July), or even sometime later this month,” said Simón, although he warned that the withdrawal of the mandatory obligation to wear a mask would only first apply outdoors.
According to the epidemiologist, there are areas in which it will be very difficult to remove the mask until there has been extensive vaccination coverage in all population groups but added it may be possible to lead a ‘normal life outdoors’ before July.
In the press conference, Simón mentioned that the pandemic continues to decline slowly but stable and that this Monday the incidence in 14 days stands at 115.3, which is two points less than last Friday.
The health spokesperson stressed that there is great variability in the transmission of covid between communities, but it is now greater by age groups due to the impact of vaccination.
“Vaccination is having a very important effect on transmission,” said Simón, commenting that the number of deaths in seven days remains around one hundred when two weeks ago it was about 150 deaths a week.
He also said that ICU occupancy is decreasing faster than in previous weeks and is at 11.8% (three-tenths less than on Friday) while hospital occupancy remains at 3.3%.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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