The Spanish Government will be holding a special Cabinet meeting today to bring back mandatory face mask wearing in outdoor settings. It is likely to be a measure that takes effect from Christmas Eve.
The exception to this rule is when citizens are in natural spaces or when in the company of members of their family unit. They will also not be necessary if social distancing is observed.
Experts suggest that wearing face masks in outdoor settings is merely cosmetic and further restrictions will be needed soon.
Spain has been breaking its own records of new coronavirus cases, and reported 60,041 new infections on Wednesday The 14-day incidence currently stands at 784 cases per 100,000 inhabitants – 78% up on a week ago.