Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “I am fully aware that masks are alien to our culture. This will require a big adjustment.” Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Austria, in a shift, requires mask-wearing in supermarkets to cut pandemic’s spread

  • Move, the first by a European nation, could be seen as vindication for Asian officials who have stressed the importance of the practice
  • ‘Masks are alien to our culture. This will require a big adjustment,’ Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz says
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “I am fully aware that masks are alien to our culture. This will require a big adjustment.” Photo: Reuters
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