Zaragoza (EFE) a “very short” period of time, for “next week or the following.”
“The decision is not mine alone and the proposals come from the technicians, the experts and the autonomous communities,” said the person in charge of health alerts to journalists in Zaragoza, where he participates in the round table “Truth and Lies, binary code Democracy”, organized by the LAAAB of the Aragonese Executive.
Until now, the recommendation of the alert presentation was to maintain them out of 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 covid zero strategy.
End of masks thanks to the stable situation in Spain
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, and that has led to progress towards the end of the masks.
In fact, Simón 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 face mask is imminent: “I think that in a very short term, I do not know if the next week or the following, the mandatory use of the mask will be withdrawn, ”advanced the epidemiologist.
But the director of the CCAES 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 at risk or vulnerable groups too. We must understand that our health affects that of others in some way, especially when there is an infectious disease involved”, he added.