The Congress of Deputies approves a motion to eliminate masks indoors

The Congress of Deputies approves a motion to eliminate masks indoors.

A motion calling for an end to the mandatory use of masks indoors has been approved by the Congress of Deputies

A plenary session of the Congress of Deputies approved, Thursday, March 31, a motion asking the government to abolish the use of masks indoors. The PSOE and Vox both voted in favor of the proposal, the PP, PNV and Canarian Coalition voted against, while United We Can abstained.

A result of 184 votes for, 91 against and 57 abstentions was achieved. The approval of this motion urges the coalition government of the PSOE and United We Can to eliminate the mandatory use of masks indoors, “in accordance with scientific evidence, the epidemiological situation and a comparative perspective”.

The PSOE ultimately voted in favor of this initiative by Ciudadanos after compromising an amendment that emphasized that the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System is the framework in which to take “appropriate measures to address the review of measures to contain the pandemic”. .

In the case of a motion, the initiative is not obligatory, contrary to the law. However, Edmundo Bal, the spokesman for Citizens in Congress, told a press conference after the plenary session that “the government will not want to disobey what its own parliamentary group is insinuating”.

Pedro Sanchez, the President of the Government, answered a question about this from Ciudadanos during the control plenary session last Wednesday 30. He said that the Ministry of Health will decide on the withdrawal of the obligation to wear a mask at inside. “The second after medical professionals recommend it, I anticipate there’s one less day to lift it,” he said.

Last Tuesday, the 29th, the Congressional Health and Consumer Affairs Committee rejected a non-legislative proposal by Vox that called for the elimination of the use of masks outdoors and indoors, except in sanitary spaces. and social.

In this case, Vox only had the support of Ciudadanos, while PSOE MP Josefa Andres called the initiative a “negationist plan”, as reported diariodesevilla.es.

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