Compulsory mask rules relaxed

Masks no longer required in healthcare from next week

Miguel Albuquerque wearing a mask

The use of a mask is no longer mandatory in health services and social solidarity institutions in Madeira from 00:00 on the 21st, the President of the Regional Government reiterated this afternoon.

Despite the easing of restrictions, Miguel Albuquerque (pictured) says it is recommended to use it at certain times of the year to contain the spread of seasonal flu.

“It is very important to use a mask in health and solidarity institutions. Why? Because we greatly reduce the flu and some associated cases that have harmful effects such as pneumonia”, recommended the Chief Executive during the visit to Lar da Tabua where several institutionalized are located including several elderly people, deemed a vulnerable group.

COVID-19 in Madeira: updates can be found in an earlier post

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