Face Masks Mandatory In Budapest Shops, Markets & Taxis

  • 27 Apr 2020 9:29 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Face Masks Mandatory In Budapest Shops, Markets & Taxis
Starting next Monday, people using shops, markets and taxis in Budapest will be mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces as part of the protection efforts against the novel coronavirus epidemic, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said in a video posted on Facebook.

The mayor noted that the Budapest government had earlier ordered passengers of public transport to wear masks from Monday.

International experience shows that neglecting face covers in enclosed spaces enhances the danger of being infected, he said.

The Budapest Transport Company (BKK) is distributing 60,000 face masks free of charge to passengers at ten busy junctions, daily from 7am to 9am:

1. Batthyány tér M – metro entry point
2. Deák Ferenc tér M – metro entry point of metroline M3
3. Kelenföld vasútállomás M – on the Őrmező side, ahead of the metro’s escalator
4. Keleti pályaudvar (Keleti railway station) platform of busline 7 running to the city centre
5. Kőbánya-Kispest M – platform of the replacement bus M3 at the bus terminus
6. Nagyvárad tér M – metro entry point
7. Nyugati pályaudvar (Nyugati railway station) – the metro entry point on the side of the Grand Boulevard of tramlines 4 and 6.
8. Őrs vezér tere M – metro entry point
9. Széll Kálmán M – metro entry point
10. Újpest Központ M – metro entry point

Also the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is joining the campaign and will give out a further 30,000 masks.

Related links

Face Covering Obligatory On Public Transport In Budapest From 27 April

Advice On Use Of Face Masks In Context Of Covid-19

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