The Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch (ANO) has changed the list of new rules he revealed this week. Children will NOT have to wear masks in the school corridors and masks will not be obligatory in shops, restaurants and hairdressers either. However people will have to cover their mouth and nose when in public transport or in city halls.
The change comes only a day after the Ministry revealed list of places where masks will be obligatory. Vojtěch changed the measures after a meeting with the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO). The measures will come into effect on the 1st of September.
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The Ministry of Health and the main hygienic station have revealed a list of places where people will have to wear masks from the 1st of September. The return of the masks to the public transport and shops was announced on Monday already.
The Ministry claims that wearing masks will not only help contain the coronavirus in case the second wave takes place but will also aid with an annual rise of respiratory problems in Autumn. According to the main hygienist Jarmila Rážová, wearing a mask can reduce the risk of infection five times if it is worn properly. Masks are now recommended by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American and European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, according to Rážová. She also claims that the countries where masks were worn had a lower mortality rate on Covid-19.
From September, people will have to have their mouth and nose covered in all shops, offices, post offices, malls or establishments providing services such as hairdressing, manicures and pedicures. Masks will also be mandatory in schools, churches or cultural events, such as cinemas, concert halls and theaters.