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Masks mandatory in closed public spaces in Qatar

Masks mandatory in closed public spaces in Qatar

Qatar’s authorities confirmed masked will be mandatory in all closed public spaces, as Covid-19 cases continue to increase across the country. A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh …

Turkey lifts COVID-19 mask mandate

Turkey lifts COVID-19 mask mandate

The Turkish Health Ministry made good on its promise to remove one of the two remaining COVID-19 mask mandates as the pandemic drastically receded. Starting on Monday, masks are no longer required while boarding mass transit, …

Minister of Health: We recommend wearing masks

Minister of Health: We recommend wearing masks

Russian Minister of Health of Mikhail Murashko considers it right to keep the mask regime in Russia. "Today, 480,000 patients receive medical care in medical organizations, so we still recommend maintaining the mask regime", …

Wearing face masks outdoors no longer mandatory in Georgia

Wearing face masks outdoors no longer mandatory in Georgia

Wearing a face mask in outdoor spaces will no longer be mandatory across Georgia starting March 28, Giorgi Ghibradze of the Interagency Coordination Council said.  "Wearing masks in indoor spaces, including public transport, …

Moscow and Moscow region lift mandatory wearing of masks

Moscow and Moscow region lift mandatory wearing of masks

Masks and mandatory anti-COVID measures for enterprises and organizations, based on the Moscow mayor’s earlier decree, are set to be abolished in the Russian capital starting from March 15, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said on his …

Turkey scraps mask requirement

Turkey scraps mask requirement

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca revealed that Turkey is scrapping the outdoor mask requirement as the COVID-19 pandemic eases thanks to the country's vaccination efforts. Outlining the new measures at a press conference, …

Italy scraps outdoor mask mandate

Italy scraps outdoor mask mandate

Italy's government on Tuesday lifted an obligation to wear masks outdoors under most circumstances in response to an improving coronavirus situation, and said it aimed to raise attendance limits at stadiums. Under new rules set by …

Washington, DC to reinstate indoor mask mandate

Washington, DC to reinstate indoor mask mandate

Washington, DC will reinstate an indoor mask mandate beginning December 21 until the morning of January 31, Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Monday. The mayor added that all employees, contractors and grantees of the District of Columbia …

Facemasks pose serious threats to birds

Facemasks pose serious threats to birds

Nature lovers have urged people to cut the straps of the facemasks in half before throwing them away because these straps can cause serious problems for both birds and animals. They stated that the people needed to rip the strings off their …

Facemasks mandatory outdoors in groups in Georgia

Facemasks mandatory outdoors in groups in Georgia

Wearing facemasks outdoors where at least five people have gathered has become mandatory and holding social events such as weddings, funeral feasts and birthdays are prohibited starting tomorrow in Georgia, representative of the Interagency …

Israel reinstitutes outdoor coronavirus mask requirement

Israel reinstitutes outdoor coronavirus mask requirement

Israel is seeing a rising number of people hospitalized with COVID-19, almost all of them infected with the highly contagious delta variant. The government has reinstituted its mask mandate for indoor settings and is weighing more …

Israel drops last coronavirus requirement

Israel drops last coronavirus requirement

Israel told its citizens they could stop wearing masks indoors on Tuesday, ending one of its last main restrictions as new COVID-19 infections continued to wane even as vaccinations tapered off after a record rollout. Children headed to …

Israel to lift indoors face mask wearing rule

Israel to lift indoors face mask wearing rule

The rules to enforce wearing face masks indoors in Israel will be lifted starting June 15, Israel's Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said. Israel has already lifted the obligation to wear a face mask outdoors since April 18, …

CDC: two masks better than one in fight against COVID-19

CDC: two masks better than one in fight against COVID-19

Wearing two masks at once can offer more protection against potential coronavirus transmission and exposure than donning a single mask, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised. "Double masking" - …

Russians to be able to stop wearing medical masks in 2021?

Russians to be able to stop wearing medical masks in 2021?

Russians will be able to stop wearing medical masks at public places this year, if they continue to observe coronavirus pandemic-related preventive measures, the deputy chief for clinical and epidemiological work of the consumer rights watchdog …

YouTuber builds device that shoots masks onto people's faces

YouTuber builds device that shoots masks onto people's faces

U.S. YouTuber Allen Pan creates a steampunk-style launcher to slow the spread of coronavirus. Face masks have become increasingly mandatory as the world tries to curb the spread of coronavirus, but some people are still reluctant …

Turkey imposes fine for those not wearing face masks

Turkey imposes fine for those not wearing face masks

People who fail to wear protective face masks will be fined 900 Turkish Liras (around $130) across Turkey starting June 22, in line with a directive the country’s Interior Ministry sent to the governors’ offices in all provinces. …

Face masks mandatory in 3 Turkish provinces

Face masks mandatory in 3 Turkish provinces

Turkey has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public in three more provinces as part of measures to curb spread of the virus. In separate statements, the Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa Governorships made the …