Masks are now mandatory everywhere in public in the Balearic Islands

2020/07/09 17:44:03 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Balearic Government is to impose the compulsory use of masks in all public spaces and public access areas, regardless of whether social distancing can be respected, except on beaches, swimming pools, when eating or drinking, or practicing sports.

The Balearic Ministry of Health are making this change to the regulation of the use of masks, and it will be published tomorrow or Saturday in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands.

The decision from the Islands Regional Government comes after the Balearic Epidemiology Service reported on Wednesday, that there are nine places where outbreaks of Covid-19 have taken place in the Balearic Islands, one in Ibiza and the rest in Mallorca, where three new cases have been detected in the last week.

In total, there are now 134 active cases in the islands, and 54 of them are in these nine active outbreaks.

The Balearic Islands are therefore following the example of Catalonia, which published their resolution today that establishes the mandatory use of masks in public spaces or public use, whether or not there is a safety distance, and the rule has come into force.

In these regions, the police will now be able to fine anyone to people over six years old who leaves the house without a mask, up to one hundred euros, even when the safety distance can be maintained, although the above exceptions are still in force that exempt from its use.