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Public confused by compulsory mask wearing on boats

National News // July 21, 2020

People are generally adhering to the new law that makes mask wearing on public transport compulsory – but some are confused by boats. 

Unsplash Public confused by compulsory mask wearing on boats

The law has been in place for two weeks and Swiss Federal Railways say virtually all passengers are complying. 

A spokesman says it's common that other passengers offer their spare mask if someone forgets. 

But boat passengers feel it’s unnecessary to wear a mask while on deck. 

The president of the Association of Swiss Shipping Companies, Stefan Schulthess, says people don’t seem to understand the law still applies. 


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