Obligation to wear two masks in public transport in Czech Republic

New rules are being introduced regarding the use of public transport during a pandemic in the Czech Republic. From Tuesday February 23rd, every passenger on the train or other public transport will be obliged to wear an FFP2, KN95 mask or two surgical masks, informs railway magazine Railway Supply referring to Polish edition nakolei.pl.

Obligation to wear two masks in public transport in Czech Republic
Picture: Ceske drahy

This decision is argued by the Ministry of Health because the current fabric masks are unsafe. Surgical masks are accepted, but only in a “double layer” – one on top of the other.

The list of places that the ministry will indicate in a new regulation on Monday includes: public transport, shops and hospitals.

“These are places with a high concentration of people, where various fabric masks made at home cannot be considered sufficient protection,” said Czech Health Minister Jan Blatny.

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