Mandatory face masks to end in Czechia, only to remain in hospitals and public transport

If the situation is favorable, the wearing of face masks could end everywhere in April

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Echo24, Czech News Agency
People wearing face masks walk across the medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

From Monday, March 14, Czechia will lift the requirement for face masks to be worn with the exceptions of public transport and healthcare and social services facilities, Czech Health Minister Vlastimil Válek confirmed on Wednesday.

Currently, Czech Covid-19 laws require the mandatory wearing of face masks in all public indoor areas, including workplaces.

If the favorable development continues, we will put away the face masks completely during April,” the minister added, thanking those who followed the pandemic measures.

Face masks will still be required on trains, buses and taxis, as well as in cable car cabins; while in social services facilities, the restrictions will continue to apply in homes for the elderly, the disabled or special care homes.

Exemptions in places where wearing face masks will officially remain mandatory after March 14 will continue to apply. These include exemptions for preschool children, people with intellectual or mental disabilities, hospitalized individuals, clients of residential social services, and public transport drivers.

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