Spanish holiday regions reintroduce Covid-mask rules after seeing surge in cases

Spanish holiday regions reintroduce Covid mask rules after seeing rise in cases

Holiday regions in Spain have started to reintroduce the mandatory mask rule after seeing a rise in the number of cases

Health authorities across the country are reporting overwhelmed hospitals and health centers, with patients once again lying in hallways or waiting hours for treatment.

Family doctors are also calling for mandatory use of masks in health centers and hospitals across Spain, saying the winter wave of Covid and flu is getting out of control.

The Spanish government has not made any announcement about the return of mandatory mask use, but regions such as Valencia – where the tourist centers of Benidorm and Alicante are located – are already imposing their own rules again, according to Mail Online.

The Valencia health department today implemented the mandatory use of masks in health centers due to the increase in respiratory infections.

This preventive measure is considered relevant given the incidence in the Valencian community, with a rate of 1,501 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The secretariat also sends the message that health centers will vaccinate against flu and covid-19 from next Monday, without the need for an appointment

From today onwards, the use of a mask will be mandatory when entering health centers and hospitals throughout the Valencian community.

The Ministry of Health established the mask protocol due to the increase in flu cases and respiratory infections in recent weeks.


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