The Czech authorities issued a decree according to which residents of the republic from February 25 in crowded places must wear two masks at once. Writes about this České noviny.
The country’s health minister Jan Blatny explained that instead of two masks, it will be possible to wear respirators without an exhalation valve, which have a degree of protection of FFP2 or KN95. Other means with an air filtration efficiency of at least 95 percent are also allowed.
The new requirement will apply, in particular, to shops, hospitals, public transport and stops. On the street, one mask will be enough, while the use of scarves, shawls or homemade masks is not allowed.
On February 8, Czech Prime Minister Andrei Babish expressed hope that the Russian vaccine against coronavirus Sputnik V would soon receive approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). According to him, Prague would like the Russian drug to be registered in the European Union, and residents could use it safely. Babis said that many citizens turn to him with ideas about purchasing the Sputnik V vaccine.