The director of the Health Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center of the Ministry of Health (CCAES), Fernando Simón, has assured this Wednesday that the end of masks in transport will arrive “shortly” and in a term “very short” of time, for “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“, has indicated the person in charge of the health alerts to journalists in Zaragoza, where he participates in the round table “Truth and Lies, binary code of democracy”, organized by the LAAAB of the Aragonese Executive.
Until now, the recommendation of the alert presentation was keep them for prudence until the end of the season of acute infections, approximately in March, and awaiting the impact that the outbreak of infections in China could have after abandoning the zero Covid strategy.
But in recent weeks they have resumed the debate – which is still ongoing – given the stability of the epidemiological situation in Spain, which the Christmas holidays have not altered, according to sources from this technical body to Efe.
In fact, Simon has indicated that what happened in “the last few weeks in China has complicated the situation”but even so, he has indicated that the withdrawal of the mask is imminent: “I believe that in a very short period of time, I do not know if next week or the following, the mandatory use of the mask will be withdrawn.”
But the CCAES director wanted to make it clear that “The message is not that the mask is going to be removed, but that now the population has to be much more responsible”.
“When we have symptoms we should use it responsibly and if we are risk or vulnerable groups as well. We must understand that our health somehow affects that of others, especially when there is an infectious disease involved,” he added.
Source of data and images: elperiodico