Official: Facemasks Mandatory Indoors and on Public Transport From September 1

From 1 September, it will again be mandatory to wear face masks on public transport, public indoor areas (such as shopping malls, offices, post offices, offices) and indoor public events, regardless of the number of visitors.

The measure will not apply to restaurants.

The Czech Republic was the first country in Europe to introduce compulsory face masks, on 19 March. Masks had been mandatory in all shops up until July 1.

According to the Ministry of Health, this is a preventive measure, as he is expecting difficult autumn ahead with higher levels of social interactions. Two million students will return to school and face masks will be mandatory in schools outside the classrooms.

Restrictions on the number of people at mass events will continue to apply. There will be a maximum of 1000 people outdoor, 500 indoor.

“The only reason this measure was canceled is that only a small part of buses and trams are air-conditioned, and wearing masks at temperatures above 25° C causes serious discomfort for many people,” Prague Hygiene Service chief Zdeňka Jágrová announced.

Today, face-masks are still mandatory in the Prague metro and public transport in the hardest-hit regions, including Moravia-Silesia and Jihlava.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Czechia since has exceeded 20,000, including 121 new ones on Sunday, the Health Ministry’s data showed on Monday.


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