Facemasks to remain mandatory on Prague metro, at indoor events

Facemasks will remain mandatory in the Prague metro and during indoor events even after other anti-coronavirus measures are relaxed on 1 July, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

The situation in Prague is now stable, but there is a risk of the novel coronavirus spreading at larger events (of more than 100 people) and in the metro, Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch said.

Chief hygienist Jarmila Rážová said epidemiologists are debating whether to require facemasks on all forms of public transport. Trams and many buses are not air-conditioned and there is a risk of people overheating if required to wear facial coverings, she said.

Author: Brian Kenety