The state of emergency in the country ends on June 22. But the government considers the mask regimen important before the invention of the vaccine.
In Spain, the government left the mandatory mask regime in public space after the end of the state of emergency on June 22. This was stated by Finance Minister Maria Jesus Montero, reports The Guardian on Wednesday, June 10.
“Until there is a vaccine or treatment, the virus remains a threat. We cannot think that the danger has passed,” Montero said.
At the same time, the Minister of Health of Spain, Salvador Illa, stressed that people “will have to learn to live with the virus.”
Mask mode will remain mandatory in situations where it is impossible to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 m, for example, in public transport. Masks will need to be worn both on the street and in public buildings. The fine for staying without a mask in a public place is 100 euros.
Recall that COVID-19 increased mortality in Spain by 24%. Only from March 30 to April 5, the number of deaths exceeded the indicator for the same period a year earlier by 154.6%.
It was also reported that Spain began mourning for victims of the coronavirus. Mourning declared for ten days is the longest period of mourning in the history of democracy.