Baja California authorities announced that beginning April 25 the use of face mask both indoors and outdoors will be optional.

Gov. Marina Avila said in a prepared statement the decision was made based in the low number of cases of Covid-19.

Also, the decision was suggested by the Department of Public Health’s Scientific Committee.

Gov. Avila called residents to get vaccinated in order to protect their health.

The governor also acknowledged healthcare staff for providing services during the 25-month pandemic.

“Today we see the light at the end of the tunnel,” the governor said. “We are seeing the end of this terrible pandemic.”

As of Saturday, the state has 159 active cases, of which are in Mexicali. Since the pandemic first hit the state the authorities have recorded close to 134,000 cases, of which 12,109 died.

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