Czech Republic to oblige nationals to wear masks from 1 September

# 09:15
1 September 2020

The Czech Republic is obliging its nationals to wear face masks from 1 September again, APA reports citing Sputnik.

After the incidence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) declined sharply by mid-May and the nationwide quarantine was canceled, the mandatory wearing of masks remained only in the subway. However, a noticeable increase in the number of cases in August forced the Ministry of Health to return to the issue of masks.

Over the past week, 2,445 new patients were registered, which is about 500 more than a week earlier. Twice in a month, the March daily incidence rate record of 377 people was exceeded: on 21 August it stood at 506, a week later - at 484.