Spain will continue with masks on public transport and planes all winter
The Minister of Health for Spain, Carolina Darias, said today (Friday) that the mandatory use of masks on public transport, as well as on Spanish airlines to or from Spain, including the Canary Islands, will stay until health experts rule otherwise.
This is despite the fact that neighbouring countries, such as Portugal or Italy, withdrew the measure in the summer, while Germany has now also removed their mandatory use on planes and at airports.
"We have always made decisions hand in hand with experts and advisors and we are going to continue to do so, therefore, we are going to wait until they make a contrary statement," said the minister this afternoon to the press upon her arrival in Brussels to meet with her counterparts of the EU.
Darias also emphasized that with the arrival of winter and the drop in temperatures, it is important to continue taking care of yourself, since it is a time of significant increase in respiratory viruses, flu, or bronchitis.
Regional Ministries of Health, such as the Canary Islands, wanted the use of masks to be dropped on transport and only maintained in medical and health centres, which includes, chemists, opticians, and dental practices.
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