From Monday, the face mask requirements will take effect in Oslo and Indre Østfold. FRP leader Siv Jensen believes the government should give free face masks to people with bad economy.
– “If the government comes with a requirement on the use of face masks, which is a good infection control measure only for people with good finances,” Jensen says to NTB.
She emphasizes that the rising prices for face masks mean a risk that people with poor finances will not be able to afford to buy them, or that they use the fasce masks longer than recommended.
– “I therefore believe that the government must give free face masks to people with poor finances, such as low-income families and minimum pensioners, to ensure everyone has a real opportunity to follow infection control recommendations,” Jensen says.
The face mask recommendation, which was presented at the government’s press conference on Friday, is valid for two weeks from Monday 17 August.
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