Government: Wearing Face Protection Indoors No Longer Obligatory

The Government of North Macedonia accepted and adopted at a session on Tuesday the latest recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Committee in relation to the anti-COVID measures. The government abolished the obligation for wearing face protection indoors for all public surfaces, except hospitals, pharmacies, retirement homes and public transport (busses, taxis, trains, airplanes etc.). Besides this, people who were in contact with a COVID-positive person will not have to undergo isolation, but still must wear a face mask for 7 days after the contact. The government also announced that secondary school students will be able to attend lessons with physical presence without masks, and that schools are once again allowed to organise school trips and excursions. The new measures enter into force on Wednesday morning.