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Most countries in Europe are enforcing face mask requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers need to fully understand the local laws, because the rules vary by country and change as the coronavirus situation evolves in each place.To get more news about famous mask wholesale, you can visit tnkme.com official website.

Some masks are more effective than others at preventing the spread of disease, and in some countries, the latest government rules require the use of specific kinds of masks.

The French government recently mandated that citizens wear single-use surgical filtering facepiece (FFP) 1 masks, FFP2 respirators or fabric masks that meet certain specifications—including blocking more than 90 percent of particles—in all public places.

The German government recently required everyone to wear an FFP1 or FFP2 mask while in workplaces, in shops and on public transport.

In the United Kingdom, people must wear a mask when in stores, in banks and on public transit. Recent guidance from the office of London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, stated, "Londoners should wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and whenever you can't keep a two-meter distance from others." If an individual doesn't wear a mask in public, he or she might be charged a fine of 200 pounds—approximately 280 USD—or be refused service or entry to an establishment.

"We know there is a long way to go in our fight against coronavirus, and it's crucial we do not take our foot off the pedal now," Khan said in a press release.

A Feb. 15 report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recommends wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. "The appropriate use of face masks and promoting compliance with their use when recommended as public health measures are key to the effectiveness of the measure and can be improved through education campaigns," the report states.

The pandemic has raised legal questions about how far governments and employers can go to require people to wear masks and adhere to other health and safety protocols without violating an individual's personal rights.
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