Masks were given to those in need, to those who forgot to wear a mask or who had not bought it. If necessary, more masks will be distributed in the coming days.
Üllar Kustala, head of the Eastern Prefecture’s crisis headquarters, said the proportion of masks worn in public spaces has increased significantly.
“If two weeks ago not even one in three people in shopping centers wore a mask, the picture has gotten much better today – now nine out of ten people protect themselves and others. Although wearing a mask has become the norm in the fight against some residents don’t stay far from each other in business, “said Kustala.
Marje Muusikus, head of the Eastern Region’s health board, said that responsible behavior is a sign that the virus is being taken seriously and that residents want to help prevent it.
“If the restrictions are strictly adhered to, we will see the first positive effects in three or four weeks. Here it is very important that the coming holidays are celebrated in a close family circle,” said Muusikus.
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