Face masks now compulsory in all indoor spaces

As of Thursday Czechs have to wear face masks in all indoor spaces in the Czech Republic. The measure follows up on a rule enacted on Wednesday wherein people are required to wear masks in public transport, administrative centres and health care facilities.

In Prague, the hardest hit region, it is also necessary to wear masks in shops, malls and post offices.

While the measure is extensive there are several exceptions. Small children and the mentally impaired do not have to wear masks. Meanwhile, the general public is not required to wear masks while consuming food, drinking, exercising, or entering into marriage.