Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Sunday called on U.S. President Donald Trump to introduce mandatory wearing of the mask in public to help curb COVID-19 spreading, APA reports citing Xinhua.
Babis, in a tweet message, asked President Trump to try to tackle the pandemic the "Czech way." "Wearing a simple cloth mask decreases the spread of the virus by 80 percent! Czech Republic has made it OBLIGATORY for its citizens to wear a mask in the public," he tweeted.
He also shared with Trump a video shot under the slogan Masks4All (masks for all) explaining the reasons for wearing masks. The video encourages everyone to spread it to other countries where people do not use masks in the pandemic.
In another tweet message, the prime minister said that he had sent a video to most European presidents and prime ministers calling on people to wear masks.
The Czech Republic put into effect of the measure of obligatory wearing a face mask in public ten days ago.