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Europe abolishes regulations on wearing masks on planes and in airports

However, these two agencies still note gauze mask remains one of the best defenses against transmission of the virus that causes the Covid-19 pandemic. This updated guidance builds on the latest developments in the pandemic, “particularly the level of immunization and naturally acquired immunity, and the lifting of accompanying restrictions in some European countries.” Europe” – radio CNBC cited the EASA statement.

Europe removed masks on planes, Shanghai reopened shopping centers - Photo 1.

Masks will no longer be mandatory on planes and in European airports from May 16 – Photo: INDEPENDENT

According to EASA CEO Patrick Ky, the move is a big step forward in line with Europe-wide public transport rules. However, he added that passengers should behave responsibly and respect the choices of those around them. Passengers with respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing should still consider wearing a mask for the peace of mind of other passengers sitting near them.

“While the risk remains, we have found that non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccines have allowed our lives to return to normal,” said ECDC Director Andrea Ammon.

There is hope that the removal of mask regulations will provide a boost to the aviation and tourism industries that have been hit hard in the past two years, when a significant number of travelers have postponed flights. Go when facing many regulations related to epidemic prevention such as testing, vaccine passport…

However, each airline itself can still choose its own recommendations for wearing masks on board, EASA added. They also recommend that passengers in high-risk groups maintain masks for self-protection.

Shanghai reopens many shopping malls, supermarkets and restaurants

“The epidemic in our city is being effectively controlled. Preventive measures have achieved increasing success” – news agency AP quoted Shanghai Vice Mayor Zong Ming speaking at a press conference and said that 15/16 of Shanghai’s districts have eliminated community transmission; There are currently less than 1 million people in this city of 26 million people in lockdown.


Medical staff set up a mobile testing station in Shanghai – Photo: REUTERS

According to Mr. Zong Ming, from today May 16, some shopping centers, supermarkets and restaurants are reopened under strict inspection and limited number of people. However, residents are still subject to some restrictions on movement and the metro system remains closed.

Shanghai is striving to reopen the whole city according to the schedule from June 1, the goal is to return to normal by the end of June.

According to South China Morning Post, The number of daily new infections in Shanghai fell below 1,000 for the first time since March 24, to 938 in the previous 24 hours.

Meanwhile Beijing maintains some restrictions in the service sector, especially in Chaoyang district. People are still encouraged to work from home.


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