High demand for respirators but stocks being replenished

There is currently great demand in the Czech Republic for FFP2 type respirators, which will be compulsory in some places from Tuesday. While respirators are sold out in some locations, stocks are gradually being replenished, representatives of medical supplies companies told the Czech News Agency.

FFP2 or KN95 class respirators will need to be worn in shops and hospitals and on public transport, under a new government decree. If people do not possess them they may wear nano face masks or two surgical masks instead.

Author: Ian Willoughby