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Ukraine’s parliament adopts fines for citizens wearing masks incorrectly

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue is that the mask should be on the face, not on the chin, neck or elsewhere
11:45, 17 December 2020

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted on second reading and in general the bill #3890 that obliges the facilities to observe that the visitors wear masks correctly. 241 MPs supported the decision, as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported.

The issue is that the mask should be on the face, not on the chin, neck or elsewhere.

If people with masks on their chin enter public transport, shopping malls or any other institutions, they will be fined from 3,400 ($122) up to 5,100 ($183) hryvnia.

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For passage, admission of a person to public buildings, constructions, public transport during quarantine without means of individual protection, including respirators or masks that cover nose and mouth, including self-made masks or non-adoption of measures on stay of a person in public buildings, constructions, public transport without means of individual protection – the fine is provided from 3,400 ($122) up to 5,100 ($183) hryvnia.

The document specified that the issue is about public buildings and constructions that provide the service to the population and public transport.

Besides, it is explained what actions will be considered as violations:

  • admission of people without wearing means of individual protection without warning about the necessity to wear a mask;
  • absence of response to stay of a person at mentioned places;
  • provision of service to people by employees who do not use the means of individual protection.

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It is also explained what response should be provided:

  • verbal warning about the necessity to wear means of individual protection;
  • stop of the provision of services;
  • call of a representative of the National Police with the report about the administrative violation.

The law comes into force on the day it is published.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the document on fines for not wearing masks on November 6. The law provides the fine for the absence of a mask in the sum of 170-255 hryvnia ($6-9).

Starting from November 21, Ukrainian authorities began to fine for the lack of a mask in public places and transport.

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