On Monday October 19th, Switzerland made masks compulsory in all indoor areas.
Despite the established and emerging science clearly showing the benefit of mask wearing in preventing the transmission of the virus, there remains a small but stubborn part of the Swiss population who refuse to wear them.
As reported in The Local Switzerland on Tuesday, October 20th, technically there are potential fines for refusing to wear masks of up to CHF10,000 – although actually receiving one is unlikely.
Is that fair? Will it encourage people to wear masks? Or are harsher sanctions – which are actually enforced – needed?
Please let us know your thoughts.