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Jeruba's avatar

How is the use of face masks for virus protection working out in countries that have banned face coverings?

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josie's avatar

You give the impression of being pretty smart and thoughtful.
So, before I get modded in General, I think you already know that your question is trying to compare apples and oranges.

Poseidon's avatar

Interesting point but as it is a medical condition that is trying to be controlled I assume masks will be allowed.

Incidentally my doctor has informed me that masks are only good for a bout 40 minutes.

Jeruba's avatar

I wasn’t trying to compare anything. It was a real question. Anybody who doesn’t like a question doesn’t have to answer it.

I was wondering if in places such as France and the Netherlands, where bans have been enacted, the restrictions on face coverings have been rescinded or modified. They were made when nothing like this virus pandemic was foreseen.

Of course treating this differently is logical, but I was asking about what is and not what ought to be.

josie's avatar

Well in that case never mind

Brian1946's avatar

In France: “As of 11 April 2011, it is illegal to wear a face-covering veil or other masks in public spaces. Veils, scarves and other headwear that do not cover the face are unaffected by this law.”

Given the above, I would say that protective masks are legal in France.

The map legend that you linked, implies that all European anti-Islamic dress bans are against full-face veils.

Apparently lower-face masks are legal throughout Europe.
I bet they’re so enlightened, that even Muslims are allowed to wear them. ~

Jeruba's avatar

Here is an up-to-date answer with respect to France.

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