Demonstrators covering their faces participate in a protest against Austria’s burka ban. A man being treated for leukaemia was stopped by police for wearing a medical face mask to protect his immune system. Photo: Reuters

Leukaemia patient wearing medical face mask almost fined under Austria's ‘burka ban’

Doctors told a man to wear a medical face mask to protect his immune system, which had been weakened by chemotherapy, but police initially said he was breaking the law

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Demonstrators covering their faces participate in a protest against Austria’s burka ban. A man being treated for leukaemia was stopped by police for wearing a medical face mask to protect his immune system. Photo: Reuters
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