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In Austria re-introduced the compulsory wearing of masks in supermarkets

The Austrian authorities decided to re-introduce the compulsory wearing of masks in supermarkets, banks and post offices to combat the spread of coronavirus, said Tuesday the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz.

He said that in recent weeks the growth in the number of new infections per day is a three digit number, therefore it is necessary to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

"We decided to introduce compulsory wearing of masks in supermarkets, banks and post offices, in all areas of everyday life," Kurtz said at a press conference.

The wearing of masks in these areas is again mandatory since Friday.

The authorities of Austria on 14 April began to ease the measures against the coronavirus, at the same time obliging people to wear masks in public places. From 15 June to protect the nose and mouth were only required in three cases: in public transport, in health care, including pharmacies, and service businesses where it is impossible to comply with the minimum distance (for example, hairdressers and workers in the sphere of public catering). In schools, in shops, visitors cafes and hotels to wear a mask was not necessary.

As stated by RIA Novosti, said Dr. of natural Sciences, lecturer of the Department of environmental health and environmental medicine at the Medical University of Vienna Hans-Peter Hutter, cancel the compulsory wearing of masks in the supermarket will be safe only after you remove all the limitations due to the coronavirus, including freedom of movement, and assuming a return to normal life will not provoke re-growth of infections.

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