Chances are, if you are a regular commuter in the crowded Delhi street or a buzzing Mumbai suburb, and aren’t seen wearing the face mask in these torrid pandemic days, then the cops will come as swiftly to you as honeybees flee to the hive. Right or wrong? You will be asked a few stern questions, with the glaring eyes of the lawmakers staring hard at you and chances are, you might be incurring a hefty challan. Wearing the face mask is absolutely mandatory in countries like India.
But does that mean that a similar situation persists in the rest of the world. Could it be that there do happen to be those countries where people have already gone mask free? Speaking of which, one must take into account several nations, that at the behest of excellently controlling the surge of the COVID virus, have gone mask free. Let’s therefore, talk about countries that have gone mask free and where there seems to exist normality like never before (something India so desperately craves for)!
A country where there hardly seems to be a persistently long period of peace, Israel does not require its people- not only talking about the Jews- to wear a mask in the public space. And as a matter of fact, it became one of the first countries that have gone mask free for a while now.
It was back in the month of April where the health ministry decided that covering the face wasn’t a mandatory requirement. Furthermore, there exists a popular snap (also the feature story of our article) where a college gathering came together and threw their face masks up in open air to celebrate a sense of freedom of sorts.
A country whose prime minister- an epitome of compassion and talent- makes one realise that just how important it is to have women in the parliament and in the top annals of polity, went mask free at the moment. So while New Zealand might have been one of the recent countries that have gone mask free, it is still, without any doubt, a tremendous feat.
In front of the bustle of an India and the constant havoc that Pakistan makes to stay in the news, not an awful lot is reserved to talk about the nation of Bhutan, one of the most low key countries in all of Asia.
But the Buddhist nation is also one of the countries that have gone mask free today. One of the truly fascinating feats for the kingdom was that it vaccinated nearly ninety percent of its population and that too, in just two weeks. Can you dig that?
With its sprawling beaches, where there exists endless joy tides thanks to a plethora of water-sport activities and that quintessential Aloha feel of cool vibe, Hawaii is one of the most loved tourist spots in the whole wide world.
But of late, there were concerns much like the rest of the world in the face of the gruesome pandemic. But guess what? Hawaii too, has become one of the countries that have gone mask free after observing tight control over its COVID situation.
With more and more people getting vaccinated and there being lesser cases, over a period of time, Hawaii is breathing a sigh of contentment and it’s beautiful out there.
The pioneer in the field of healthcare and medicine, how could it ever be that the United States, of all would not get on top of its COVID 19 situation? While it’s safe to suggest that the pandemic is still not over, in entirety, what can be said with confirmation is that one doesn’t require to wear a face mask in the public. Though, at the same time, one is asked to maintain a six feet distance in the public space.
That said, here’s what news outlet DNA reported- Fully vaccinated people will also still need to wear masks on aeroplanes, buses, trains and other public transportation.