During this day, the undersecretary of Public Health, Christopher Squarereferred to the risk communication that they have carried out as the Ministry of Health (Minsal) on the flexibility in the use of the mask.
Since April 14, the Minsal made the use of masks more flexible on public roads or in spaces where there is a distance of one meter in communes that are in the Low or Medium Sanitary Impact phases.
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This measure has been criticized by the former health authorities in the government of Sebastian Pinerasuch as the former portfolio minister, Henry Paris and the former undersecretary, Paula Daza.
Given this, Undersecretary Cuadrado defended the measure in Radio Universe. “Nobody, ever, has said that the use of a mask is over; the only thing that was done was an adaptation of its use in very specific contexts, which has to do with open spaces where there is more than a meter of distance between people”, held.
Likewise, the health authority expressed that it has always suggested the use of a mask, especially in closed spaces. He also spoke about the results of the monitoring carried out by the Minsal in the Santiago Metro.
“There was no drop in the use of masks, which has never been 100%, but the number of people who do not use them in the Metro or in other closed spaces, which are the most at risk, is marginal,” he added.
Finally, he called to continue taking care of oneself, since with the arrival of winter and with what has set the tone for the last two years, cases tend to rise.