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Starting this Thursday, the use of a mask will be mandatory in all public spaces, such as Announced by the Official State Gazette published this Wednesday. Those over six years of age will be required to wear a mask “on public roads, in open air spaces and in any closed space for public use or that is open to the public, provided that it is not possible to maintain a distance of two meters.”

The measure will affect about 45 million people although there are four exception cases, this has been explained by the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón. According to the ministerial order, they will be exempt from this compulsory use: people who present some type of respiratory difficulty, people in whom the use of a mask is contraindicated for duly justified health reasons or who, due to their situation of disability and dependency, present behavioral changes that make their use unfeasible, development of activities in which the use of a mask is incompatible and, lastly, causes of force majeure or a situation of need.

Most users of social networks have received the news with joy as it involves a lower risk of contagion. However, it is advisable to use them responsibly and not fall into certain errors that can lead us to be in a vulnerable situation against coronavirus. To avoid scares, Farmacia Enfurecida has published on its Instagram account this illustration by Maribel Carod that will help us to know how to use the masks correctly.

What do I do with the mask if I go to a bar with friends?

Most of the Spanish territory it is in phase 1 and even phase 2 of the de-escalation so they are allowed to go to the terrace of a bar with friends or family to enjoy the good weather, a good beer and a tapas. That is when the question arises: what do I do with the mask? According to José Jonay Ojeda, spokesperson for the Spanish Society of Public Health and Health Administration (SEPAS), the first thing we should do is wash our hands with soap and water or disinfect them with hydroalcoholic gel and then remove the mask from the gums. Finally, we will keep it folded in half with the inside facing in, preferably in a zip-type bag.