Coronavirus: Federal Council decided agsinst a general obligation to wear a mask

30 April 2020 – At its meeting on 22 April 2020, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informed the Federal Council that keeping a safe distance and washing hands remain the most effective protective measures. Based on this recommendation the Federal Council has decided against a general obligation to wear a mask. For further information, see: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-78874.html.