The Government approved on Thursday, in the Council of Ministers, the end of some measures still in force, namely the mandatory use of masks in pharmacies and public transport, with the change in the current rules being announced by the Minister of Health, Marta Temido, at a press conference at the end of the meeting.

“Given the maintenance of favourable developments, with a controlled trend in the use of health care and also with the scientific information available, [the Council of Ministers] considered it appropriate to end the mandatory use of masks or visors in public passenger transport and also in taxis and TVDE”, stated Marta Temido.

The official also explained that the end of the mandatory use of the protective mask extends to planes and pharmacies. However, Marta Temido noted that it is still necessary to wear a mask in hospitals and nursing homes.