Masks will be mandatory in the Canary Islands until at least spring 2022
The Minister of Health for Spain, Carolina Darias, said this morning that the use of masks indoors in public and commercial places, will stay obligatory for a few more months yet until at least spring 2022, due to the increased spread of respiratory viruses in autumn and winter.
This is the Government's forecast despite the fact that Spain has managed to drop below 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and is now at low risk of transmission of Covid-19.
"We have to go little by little," said Darias in an interview on Radio Televisión Canaria (RTVC) earlier today, "we have legislation that allows not to wear them in open spaces, with a distance of 1.5 metres, and we are going to continue with that," she said.
Darias insisted that the use of the mask "will continue to be absolutely necessary, not only indoors, but also when the safety distance cannot be maintained despite the fact that Spain is in a green zone, with 48.92 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the first time since July 2020.