Masks will still be mandatory in some instances in Spain after Wednesday, April 20

Masks will still be mandatory in some instances in Spain after Wednesday, April 20. Source: OrnaW

After Wednesday, April 20, masks will still be mandatory on public transport, pharmacies, hospitals, and health centres

In an interview with El Pais this Saturday, April 16, Carolina Darias, the Spanish Minister of Health offered an insight into what can be expected this coming Wednesday 20. That is the date when the mandatory use of masks indoors is due to be abolished.

Ms Darias explained that after Wednesday, masks would still need to be worn on public transport, and in pharmacies. In addition, she advocated “responsible use” of the mask, even if it is not always mandatory.

“Yes, it will continue to be used inside health centres, services and establishments. This includes pharmacies, hospitals, health centres, and blood transfusion centres”, she assured. Adding the same will apply to transport “by plane, by rail, by bus, by subway, and also in transport by ship, indoors. There is no exception in public transport. You have to take it on all of them”, she stressed.

When quizzed about the possible asked about a possible return to the mandatory use of masks at some point in the future, a situation that has not been clarified, she responded, “We are prepared for any scenario”. A fourth dose of Covid vaccine for the general population is “absolutely not out of the question”, she added.

“We are already working on that scenario. We have already given the fourth dose to immunocompromised people and, starting next week, the Conference on Vaccines will begin to assess vaccination for other groups, for example, for those over 80 years of age”, Ms Darias explained.

Speaking at an event in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the minister also insisted that after the end of their mandatory use indoors, companies will be responsible for a voluntary ruling on the use of masks in their work environment.

In statements to the media, Ms Darias pointed out that the occupational risk prevention services will be in charge of determining the mandatory areas of use for the mask. However “the specification will be in the Royal Decree that will be published on Wednesday in the BOE”, as reported by 20minutos.es.

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Comments


    • Herbert Lichtenwald

      17 April 2022 • 10:37

      how perverse is that…you inject immunocompromised people with a poison that further weakens their immune system
      this is MURDER
      and that’s exactly what this lethal injection is, a euthanasia program

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    • Dee

      19 April 2022 • 02:26

      I haven’t had covid, tested positive for covid since covid began. I was asked to take a PCR test for a temp job in Barcelona. I asked, what are you people worried about? You’re vaccinated, I’m not infected. If the vaccine works so well, what are you worried about. So far, you people are spreading it among each other. My neighbors you can hear them violently coughing upstairs through the ceiling. I hope I’m positive because that’s natural immunity superior to vaccination and whatever else that crap has in it that they still claim they don’t know about. I have the Pfizer documents now. I made the right choice. It’s no wonder they did not want the public to read it for 75 years.

      Reply

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