The Czech Republic is set to almost fully abandon its most visible tool of fighting the coronavirus pandemic — face masks, APA reports citing Daily News.
Health Minister Adam Vojtech says that starting July 1, wearing masks on public transport and indoors such as in stores, theaters and cinemas is no longer mandatory.
Vojtech says masks will remain mandatory only in regions with local clusters and outbreaks. Those places will be determined later in June.
Currently, they include the capital of Prague and two eastern regions.
The country has registered several dozen new COVID-19 cases daily for a month while a total of 333 people have died.