Spain Brings Back Mandate to Wear Masks Indoors to Stem Omicron Spread

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez arrives for a news conference after European Union virtual summit, at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Spain February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain will make it compulsory to wear a face mask outdoors again as part of a package aimed at containing the fast spreading Omicron coronavirus variant, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told regional leaders on Wednesday.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Inti Landauro and Emma Pinedo; Writing by Nathan Allen, editing by Andrei Khalip, John Stonestreet and Mark Heinrich