“Mandatory Wearing of Face Mask to End in Mid-June,” Said Health Minister

The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch during today’s press conference said that “if the situation continues to develop favorably, the obligatory wearing of face masks will be lifted in mid-June.”

Masks use will be compulsory only in closed spaces, public transport, and shopping malls.

The wearing of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has received varying recommendations from different public health agencies and governments. The topic has been a subject of debate, with various public health agencies and governments disagreeing on a protocol for wearing face masks.

As of early May, 88% of the world’s population lives in countries that recommend or mandate the usage of masks in public and 75+ countries have mandated the use of masks.

From March 19th in the entire Czech Republic until further notice, it is mandatory to wear face/surgical masks (or at least scarves or bandannas) fully covering the nose and mouth when going out in public.

The Czech Republic had 7,979 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection by Thursday morning. So far 4,214 people have recovered and 263 people have died.

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