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Face masks in Spain now mandatory, government says

The wearing of face masks are to be mandatory of today the Spanish government has said.

Health Minister Salvador Illa confirmed the new legislation yesterday and has been made official today.

Mr Illa stated that “masks must be worn on all public transport, including buses, trains, taxis, as well as closed public spaces, and outdoors where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained.”

The bid is in a hope to stop the spread of the coronavirus as nearly all regions and islands of Spain moved into phase 1 this week with bars and restaurants and shopping centres reopening.

People caught without masks may be fined and sent home.

The World Health Organisation has acknowledged that face masks can be problematic people who suffer from anxiety or respiratory conditions, however there are to be no exceptions.

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