Face mask to be mandatory on streets, boulevards, parks and other open public places in Azerbaijan from tomorrow, Ministry says

Face mask to be mandatory on streets, boulevards, parks and other open public places in Azerbaijan from tomorrow, Ministry says
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  • calendar-gray 20 November 2020

Use of individual means protecting respiratory ways (medical mask, fabric mask, respirator and etc.) will be mandatory from tomorrow in the open-air public places in order to prevent massive spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection among people on the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, said the head of press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, colonel Ehsan Zahidov in his statement to APA.

E. Zahidov said the open-air public places also include streets: “The requirement to wear mask will be mandatory from tomorrow in both street, park, boulevard and other public places. The violation of these requirements causes responsibility determined by the Administrative Offences Code”.

Noted that based on clause 211.2 of the Administrative Offences Code, the individuals shall be fined in the amount of AZN 100, senior officials – in the amount of AZN 200, entities in the amount of AZN 400 for violation of requirements determined in regard to use of individual protective means during the period of the anti-epidemic regime, sanitary and hygienic and quarantine regimes, as well as for non-prevention of violation of those requirements by senior officials and entities. The individuals will be fined in the amount of AZN 200, senior officials – in the amount of AZN 400 and entities - in the amount of AZN 800 for the repeated commission of that offence within one year after the day of coming into force of the decision about the imposition of administrative reproach by the person who received the reproach.

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