The wearing of face masks across the whole of Spain could be deemed mandatory, it has been reported.
Health Minister Salvador Illa, has hinted that masks could be mandatory in a meeting with province officials.
He has played down anything certain though, stating that ‘the concrete details’ cannot be confirmed until after reports are complete later this Monday.
The policy of masks in Spain have gone from ‘unnecessary’ to ‘fully needed’.
Experts however, have warned leaders that even though masks are a good preventive measure they can be seen as a false sense of security with people risking spending more time around people and in public.
The experts also warned against deeming masks mandatory because of the rise in ‘fake’ masks which are susceptible to the disease and has created a lucrative online black market for criminals and fraudsters.
The Spanish populace had their lockdown lifted from full restrictions a few days ago and this week is predicted to be busy amongst towns and beaches with restaurants and bars reopening.