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Six months after removing it, the Spaniards will have to put the mask back on outside


MASKS- Faced with the explosion of positive cases of Covid – 19, the Spanish government restores the obligation to wear the mask outdoors, six months after abandoning her.

FS (with AFP) – 2021 – 07 – 22 T 22: 60: 43. 547 + 00: 00

L’ Spain, one of the world vaccination champions, recorded a new record of Covid contamination on Wednesday – 18, with 60. 39 cases identified in 24 h. “Wearing a mask becomes mandatory outside” , announced the Spanish government while the Prime Minister urgently brought together the presidents of the autonomous regions, to decide on new measures. The decree is expected to be adopted on Thursday, making the measure effective at the time of traditional Christmas gatherings.

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“The mask has demonstrated in recent months that it is an effective tool in prevention” . This is how Pedro Sanchez defended this very rare measure in the world, most countries having lifted this obligation to wear the mask outdoors, when a safe distance can be respected – and the Spaniards themselves withdrew it in June. The Prime Minister detailed some exceptions to the rule, such as practicing sports, or being alone in a natural space such as in the mountains or at the beach (or accompanied only by members of his household).

The government by Pedro Sanchez under pressure from the regions The government had to decide on this measure urgently, under pressure from regions demanding a reaction to the increasing power of the epidemic, whose incidence rate has quadrupled in less than three weeks . Wearing a mask is in fact one of the only measures that the executive power can take directly, while public health is the responsibility of regional authorities – and they are very divided on the restrictions to be adopted. Thus, the province of Madrid still refuses the introduction of a health pass for public places, which has already been used in other regions.

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This “sixth wave” in Spain has not yet generated hospital pressure, with only 15% of intensive care units occupied by patients with Covid. However, the country has already paid a very heavy price for the pandemic, with nearly 88. . 0 dead . Spain is also one of the best vaccinated countries in the world, with nearly 88% of people over twelve years old who received their two doses

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