The use of face masks in Norway could become recommended in the event of a resurgence in the amount of infected. Iceland has introduced it as a partial requirement while Denmark recommends the use of a face mask.
-”If face masks are to be used, they should be used correctly. You must ensure that the face mask covers both the mouth and the nose.”, says the Department Director, Line Vold, of the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) at Friday’s press conference on the Corona situation.
-”At the event of a resurgence, face masks can be recommended in Norway, for example, in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing. Our recommendation will be sent to the Ministry in mid-August.”, said Vold.
Many countries have introduced a requirement on the use of face masks in different situations where people are close to each other. Iceland was the first to do so among our Nordic neighbors. On Friday, the country introduced the requirement for the use of face masks where it is not possible to keep a distance of two meters, including public transportation, airplanes, and at the barber. At the same time, the government is tightening other measures in the wake of a flare-up of the infection in Iceland.
In Denmark, the health authorities are encouraging people to bring face masks when they use public transportation and to use them if it gets tight in buses, train, and the metro.
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