Covid-19 Mandatory Masks

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves deliver masks to hospitals in rural Texas

The actor has posted on Facebook that he and his wife started delivering 110.000 face masks to hospitals in need across rural Texas. In the post, he stated that the luxury carmaker Lincoln had donated them.

Colorado police arrests person who started shooting after told to wear a mask

The Colorado police have arrested a person on suspicion of attempted murder. According to the authorities, the person tried to order at a Waffle House in the Denver suburb Aurora and was told by the staff that he needs to wear a mask in order to place an order for takeout. The suspect allegedly returned at a later point and was turned away again, because he did not wear a mask despite having one with him. According to the police he then returned for the third time and shot the victim as it was running from him.

Business • Economy
New technologies will substitute store security guards in Germany

With the challenge of controlling the physical distancing rules in German supermarkets, the need for security guards at the doors of local stores has increased. Now, more and more shops are planning on using technologies to regulate the number of persons inside shops. Aldi Süd, Media Markt and Saturn already have announced that they'll make use of people counting systems and virtual "bouncers" in all stores in Germany.

Business • Economy
Uber to require all drivers and passengers to wear masks during rides
Uber app on a mobile phone
Uber app on a mobile phone Credit: Charles Deluvio

Beginning next Monday in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Uber will require drivers and riders to wear masks through the end of June.
Drivers will also be required to verify that they’re wearing face masks by taking a selfie before accepting a booking. Riders will also be required to sit in the back seat.

Signapore residents to be given 'better' reusable face masks
Surgical Masks
Surgical Masks Credit:

After handing out free surgical face masks to each household in February, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing has stated on Wednesday that the country will hand out 'better' reusable masks to its citizens soon. Masks will be made available in community and resident committee centers as well as vending machines.

Politics • European
Spain makes face masks mandatory for the usage of public transport

Following other countries, the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced that the use of a face mask will be mandatory on public transport. The government itself will hand out 6 million masks at mainly transport locations and distribute another 7 million to local authorities around the country.

Transportation • Air Transportation & Traffic, Flying
Most US airlines make face masks mandatory on flights
Most US airlines make face masks mandatory on flights

More and more airlines now mandate passengers to wear face masks during flights. After JetBlue Airways first announced mandatory masks for both crew and all passengers, other airlines followed including Delta, United and American.

Politics • European • Germany
Compulsory use of masks throughout Germany

All 16 federal states now already have compulsory masks or will introduce them within the next few days. Most of the federal states will introduce compulsory masks in local public transport from the beginning of next week (27.04). Furthermore, masks must also be worn in shopping malls. However, this is not the case in all federal states.