Respirators sales soar after government tightens rules on nose and mouth protection

Pharmacies around the Czech Republic are reporting a huge surge in demand for respirators, after Health Minister Jan Blatný’s said respirators will be required in shops, public transport and places with a higher concentration of people as on next Tuesday, the Czech News Agency reports.

The Ministry of Health has tightened the requirements in view of the fast spread of the more contagious “British” variant of the virus, recommending the use of  KN95 or FFP2 respirators.

Respirators in many of the country’s pharmacies, including one of the largest online pharmaceuticals store Dr. Max, have already been sold out.

Author: Ruth Fraňková