The mandatory use of facemasks to protect from COVID-19 on public transport in Spain will end on Feb. 8, the country’s Minister for Health Carolina Darias said on Thursday.
However, facemasks will remain obligatory in hospitals, health centers and pharmacies.
“We have a very stable situation from an epidemiological point of view,” Darias told the press.
It is the latest move towards a return to normal life in Spain after the COVID-19 pandemic. The obligatory use of facemasks in most indoor settings ended on April 20, 2022.
According to data published by the Spanish Health Ministry on Jan. 20, the 14-day index of COVID-19 cases in over 60s in Spain is 97.60 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, continuing the trend of a gradual reduction in infection rates. ■