Mask offenders on public transport face fine in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Not wearing a face mask or wearing it incorrectly while using public transport in the Hungarian capital will result in a fine of 8,000 Hungarian forints (26.5 U.S. dollars), the Budapest City Council said on Wednesday.

The reason for the latest tightening of rules is that by the second half of the summer mask compliance had decreased, with only 85-odd percent of public transport passengers covering their mouth and nose. Compliance was close to 100 percent in May, according to the authorities.

The City Council recalled that the authorities mandated the use of face masks on public transport on April 27. (1 U.S. dollar = 304.30 forints) Enditem

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