The Danish government has announced that the use of a mask in public transport will be mandatory from August 22nd as part of new restrictions to prevent infections with the new coronavirus.
“We are doing this because contagion rates are increasing, as is social activity,” said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, warning of the risks associated with de-escalation in recent months.
The Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht has declared that all drivers and employees of the public transport network as well as passengers over the age of twelve must wear a mask. The measure also affects the seasons.
Frederiksen has not ruled out that the mandatory nature of the mask could be extended to other areas of public transport such as supermarkets.