Spain has registered the first case of BA.2 omicron sub-variant of the coronavirus. The first person being infected with BA.2 belongs to Galicia.
According to the authorities, another 15 cases are being studied at the moment. So far, none of the patients had been hospitalised, and all the patients show “symptoms similar to mild flu.”
The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities will have a conversation regarding plans to remove masks outdoors and under what circumstances this will happen.
The plans are to be approved in the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. If everything goes according to plan, the new rules will come into force from Thursday.
Minister Carolina Darias will be discussing the measures with ministers at an Extraordinary Interterritorial Council meeting of the National Health System.
The meeting will see details finalised. It is also expected that the health authorities will be discussing the possibility of expanding capacity in sporting venues.
Spain has registered more than 10.1 million Covid cases and over 93,800 deaths as of February 3, 2022. There are nowadays concerns about the Omicron variant in Spain, although cases now appear to be falling.
As of February 3, over 96.1 million vaccine doses have been administered in Spain, and over 81.3% of the population has been fully vaccinated.
What can visitors expect?
In Spain, face masks were previously mandatory only in indoor venues, or when social distancing wasn’t possible as of December 24, they’re now required outside too.
Different regions of Spain’s have slightly separate Covid
limitations. It’s best to check beforehand what individual restrictions are in each region before scheduling a visit to Spain.