Politicians and activists of the opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) party will distribute 20,000 face masks in Budapest, Erzsébet Gy Németh, a party lawmaker serving as deputy mayor of the capital city, said on Monday.
The municipality has made the use of face masks compulsory for passengers using public transport, as well as in shops, banks and pharmacies as of Monday.
Wearing a mask is crucial for residents in protecting one another against coronavirus infection, the deputy mayor said.
Despite experts voicing caution, the government has still not ensured a supply of masks to citizens, she said.
Featured photo via Erzsébet Gy Németh’s Favebook page