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The director of the Health Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has announced that the mandatory use of masks in public transport in Spain will come to and end "shortly".
According to Fernando Simón, the masks could stop being mandatory in public transport sometimes "next week or the week after."
"The decision is not mine alone and the proposals come from the technicians, the experts and the autonomous communities," said the person in charge of health alerts to journalists in Zaragoza.
Until now, the recommendation was to maintain the use of masks in public transport out of prudence until the end of the season of acute infections, approximately in March, while still awaiting the impact that the outbreak of infections in China could have after abandoning its Zero Covid strategy.
Simón has indicated that despite what is happening in China, it is still imminent that Spain will soon announce it is renouncing its mandate on masks in public transport: "I believe that in a very short term, I do not know if the next week or the following, the mandatory use of the mask will be withdrawn".