Euronews 7 Jan 2021

Face masks in Sweden: Nordic country has resisted imposing use, except in healthcare


Nordic country has resisted imposing use, except in healthcare. #SwedenCoronavirus

Authorities in Sweden are recommending face masks should be worn in public transport during peak times. Up until now, the country has resisted imposing the use of face coverings in the fight against COVID-19, except in healthcare. But there are signs the government is now taking tougher action.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, face masks remain a controversial subject in some countries, with many citizens reject​ing their use.

In Mexico, where more than 105,000 ​people have died as a result of COVID-19, several state​s are attempting to legislate their way to greater compliance. 

CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock reports.
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With Rio de Janeiro's Carnival postponed until there is a COVID-19 vaccine, thousands of people involved in the iconic festival are out of work. But one carnival artist decided to use his talent to create awareness about the importance of using face masks, that ended with a custom-made mask business allowing people to be seen as themselves. CGTN's Lucrecia Franco, in Rio de Janeiro, has the story.

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