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Nuori pukee kasvomaskia ylleen.
Face masks have been a touchy subject in Finland.

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Finland’s journey towards mass face mask-wearing has not been straightforward. In the spring the country did not offer a recommendation to wear masks to slow the spread of coronavirus, and Ilta-Sanomat on Tuesday reports that this was not a unanimous decision by health authorities.

The first official communication on face masks came in April, when the

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DOT refuses air travel mask mandate as President Trump travels to Walter Reed

Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical Center for hospitalization following his COVID diagnosis, on October 2nd, the Department of Transportation (DOT) denied Flyers Rights’ emergency rulemaking petition requesting the DOT mandate a mask rule for all persons on airplanes and at airports, with some health, disability, and operational exceptions.  

The DOT articulated three justifications for denying Flyers Rights’ rulemaking petition: First, DOT claimed that it

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Fury as London Overground worker is caught travelling on tube while wearing face mask under her chin

A London Overground worker has been caught travelling on a Victoria Line Tube train while wearing a face mask under her chin.

Julia Wakefield shared a photo to Twitter this morning showing the employee with the face covering pulled down beneath her mouth and nose.

She said the image was taken by her sister, and criticised the mass transportation operator for failing to ‘set an example’ to passengers.

In response,

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DOT Refuses Air Travel Mask Mandate as President Trump Travels To Walter Reed, Reports FlyersRights.org

DOT Refuses Air Travel Mask Mandate as President Trump Travels To Walter Reed, Reports FlyersRights.org

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

DOT denied the need for Flyers Rights’ rulemaking on the grounds that “most” airlines currently voluntarily adopt various forms of a mask rule and the notion that less regulation is better

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Minutes before President Trump departed by helicopter to Walter Reed Medical

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Fight erupts on Allegiant flight after passenger refuses to wear mask

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A fight broke out between two passengers on an Allegiant Air flight from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Oct. 3 after one passenger confronted another for allegedly refusing the flight attendant’s request to wear a face mask in addition to a face shield. 

A spokesperson for Allegiant Air confirmed that an altercation happened on Flight 607 to Provo, Utah, after a passenger refused to comply with airline policy.

Rylie Lansford,

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Tucker Reveals Photos of Top Democrat Ignoring Mask Policy She Wants to Impose on Air Travel

If Americans have learned one thing during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, it’s that there are two sets of rules—one for Democratic leaders and another for everyone else (especially conservatives). It became evident when those on the right who gathered to protest the lockdowns were accused of being superspreaders who were going to kill everyone in their communities, but it was completely fine when thousands took to the streets to protest

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Mom wants airlines to reexamine mask policies after getting kicked off flight

Flying with children can be hard enough, as parents have to make sure that they keep their masks on during the entire flight. 

FOX 35 reporter Sydney Cameron spoke to a mom who was not

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Democrats back compromise aid package, Uber enforces mask rule for riders

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally as compiled by Johns Hopkins University. (Previous numbers in parentheses.)

Total U.S. confirmed cases: 6,990,568 (6,941,248)

Total U.S. deaths: 203,047 (202,170)

Total global cases: 32,345,456 (31,944,038)

Total global deaths: 984,590 (977,881)

Democrats reportedly offering a compromise aid package

Democrats in the House may be ready to offer a slimmed-down coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package in hopes of attracting enough Senate Republicans to

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Travelling on Namma Metro sans mask may draw Rs 500 fine | Bengaluru News

BENGALURU: Now that Namma Metro has been given the green signal to resume services in a graded manner from September 7, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) plans to levy heavy fines on passengers violating Covid-19-induced rules.
Sources say spitting and littering on trains and in stations, removing masks while in transit or in stations and sitting on seats meant to be vacant to ensure social distancing will entail hefty
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Congress MLC fined Rs 500 for travelling sans mask in Maharashtra | Pune News

PUNE: A joint team of the civic body and the Kothrud police on Friday fined the Congress Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Nanded, Amaranth Rajurkar, Rs 500 for travelling in his sports utility vehicle without wearing a mask, along with the driver and two others.
The joint team of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the police allowed the MLC’s car to leave only after collecting the fine.
Congress
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Spirit passenger wears neck gaiter, airline reiterates CDC mask policy

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Here are 6 tips to know before you book your flight during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spirit Airlines reiterated its policy of wearing only masks approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a passenger refused to wear anything other than his neck gaiter, which does not meet CDC standards. 

A video, recorded by the passenger and shared on social media last week, shows a flight

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