Why it is Compulsory to Wear a Face Mask at the Moment in Austrian Shops
Whether or not to wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Coronavirus is a debate all over the world. In Austria it is at the moment obligatory to wear simple masks in superstores and other food and drug stores. The notion seems to be gaining backing all over Europe, though there is improbability concerning how beneficial the quota will be. “If you are going to have protection, you should do it properly," an Australian said, while standing outside a cheese shop located in Vienna, as his face was largely concealed by a woodworking respirator mask. “I was lucky to have bought this at a hardware store six weeks ago," he added.
“certainly it will protect other people, and this mask protects me too. And as I have it, why not?" The new quota brought by the Austrian government has to do with much simpler masks than this. When he publicized the move, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz emphasized that customers at supermarkets would not be asked to dress in medical masks that are required for hospital workers, but simple nose and mouth wrappers.
He said the objective was to prevent the wearer coughing or sneezing on others and tainting them, and he suggested masks might be obligatory more extensively in public places, once the lockdown commenced to be lifted. Austria's neighbours, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, have gone even extra, making the wearing of face masks obligatory once you leave home.