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Spanish authorities have announced that as of February 7, the requirement to wear masks masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport.
According to the Spanish government, this decision was made after assessing the current situation with COVID-19 and taking into account the epidemiological stability in the country.
At the same time, it is emphasized that masks remain mandatory for health workers, as well as visitors to healthcare facilities.
“The government is abolishing the obligation to wear masks on public transport, but it will remain in medical facilities and services, as well as for workers and visitors to social protection centres,” the Spanish government said in a statement.
According to Compared to the previous year, the number of coronavirus cases in Spain has dropped significantly. Data from the World Health Organization shows that Spain has recorded about 11,426 new infections in the past seven days.
Similar to Spain, Germany has also decided to remove the mandatory requirement to wear masks on public transport. Earlier this month, German authorities announced that as of February 2, 2023, masks will no longer be required on buses and on long-distance trains.
German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach welcomed the decision and stressed that the number of cases of coronavirus infection registered in the country has halved compared to December. Moreover, the official stressed that the number of hospitalizations has also decreased, that is, everything suggests that there is no longer a need for masks.