Health minister says face masks obligatory in nine counties

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Polish Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski announced on Thursday that sanitary regime regulations will be reintroduced in nine counties of the provinces of Wielkopolskie, western Poland, Malopolskie and Slaskie, southern Poland, and Lodzkie, central Poland.

Szumowski added that face masks will be obligatory in public space. He also announced lesser sanitary regime regulations in another ten counties in the Podkarpackie province, southern Poland.