In Romania, wearing a cloth mask was equated with its absence and imposed fines
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In Romania, since January 8, wearing an ordinary non-medical cloth mask was equated with its absence and it was decided to punish citizens for this with a fine of up to $ 570. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Romania Lucian Bode announced this on the air of the Digi 24 TV channel.
“Experts say that the strain” Omicron “spreads very fast and is very contagious, in these circumstances, the wearing of masks is very important to stop the spread (the virus – a comment” Lenta.ru. “). The fine for wearing an unsuitable mask is equal to the fine for its absence, ”the Interior Minister said.
Police and gendarmes will monitor compliance with safety standards. All residents of the country over 5 years of age must wear surgical face masks or FFP2 type masks in public.
Earlier in France, children from six years old were ordered to wear protective masks in public in connection with a sharp increase in cases of infection with the omicron strain of coronavirus.