Official: Face Masks Not Obligatory Outdoors After May 25

Prague Morning

From May 25, people will be able to go outside without a face mask.

The government approved the new measure today. It will be necessary to keep a safe distance of two meters.

Families and people in shared households will not need to wear masks. If they meet other people in public, they will need to keep a distance of two meters.

Wearing masks will be still mandatory in supermarkets, pharmacies, public transport, shops, taxis, and public institutions.

From tomorrow, May 12th, according to Vojtěch, some medical professionals will not need to wear facemasks, including speech therapists and examining committees at university entrance exams, as long as they keep a safe distance of at least 1.5 meters and a maximum of 15 people in the room.

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The number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic has remained under 100 over the past ten days. There were 28 more cases on Sunday.

The Czech Republic had 8,136 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection by Monday afternoon. So far 4,442 people have recovered and 280 people have died.

The number of patients who are actually in hospitals is also gradually decreasing. On Monday morning, 233 people were hospitalized, 42 in critical condition.

In the Czech Republic, 250 children out of more than 8,000 patients have been infected since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, according to Deputy Minister of Health Roman Prymula.

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He, therefore, considers the risk of spreading the virus after the opening of schools, to be minimal. “Moreover, we made attendance voluntary,” he added.

Wearing face masks became mandatory in the entire Czech Republic on March 19th.

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