13.10.2020

Tallinn has started a social campaign which advocates wearing a mask

Tallinn has prepared a social campaign that invites all our citizens to wear a mask in public in a situation where it is not possible to keep a safe distance. The social campaign will be published on electronic screens in public transport, urban spaces and bus stops.

„Unfortunately the corona spread is higer this time, than it was in spring and we are also moving towards a period of viral diseases. This is why we are recommending wearing a mask in crowded places such as public transport and indoor spaces. We are able to avoid extreame measures that will put our life on hold, if we act responsibly and through that stop the virus from spreading,“ said the Mayor of Tallinn, Mihhail Kõlvart. 

Arkadi Popov, Chief Medical Officer of the Health Board of Estonia said that wearing a mask is a effective prevention, which later will reduces the need to fight the disease. “There can be a misleading understanding that Covid-19 is not dangerous. This fall also shows that a number of people have been hospitalized due to the virus, several of them on controlled breathing and also some of them have unfortunately passed away. We do not want to scare people, but rather make them cautious. Wearing a mask should be seen as a new reality that we need to adapt to our everyday life, at least until next spring,” said dr Popov.