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The Canary Islands applauds the scrapping of face masks in public transport

The Spanish Ministery of Health announced the withdrawal of the compulsory wearing of face masks on public transport from 7 February, even though it will remain in place in all health centres.

The Government of the Canary Islands welcomes the elimination of the obligatory use of masks in transport from 7 February because “in some way” it is “a sign of a return to normality”, said its spokesman, Julio Pérez.

After the celebration of the Governing Council, Pérez recalled that the president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, had already been calling for this measure in view of the “good evolution” of the data on the accumulated incidence of COVID-19.

He believes that the abolition of the obligatory mask is “good news”, although he refers to the advice of those in charge of the Regional Ministry of Health that “it is advisable” to maintain some of “the precautions to which we have become accustomed” in this pandemic.

Among them, “care in personal relationships” and “special vigilance in one’s own behaviour”.

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