No-one seems sure…
I´m writing this in the business centre of our hotel and I´ve got one on. But that´s not based on much more than caution.
There´s no-one else on this floor, so there may little logic to this but I´m going for better safe than sorry approach which appears to be a lot of people´s attitude.
When we arrived in the airport it was bizarre. In duty free one guy at the till would have a mask on while the woman on the next till didn`t. At the playground we´ve just been to one mum and dad both had blue masks on while their son played with his around his neck.
Two policemen walked past a few minutes ago – one was wearing a mask, the other not. I could give you many more examples.
And all the while the authorities appear to be giving leaving it up to people to make their own minds up. I haven´t been told about any directive that we should all wear them. Masks are being distributed at the subway but beyond that it´s down to the individual.
Interestingly reports are saying that masks are being much more widely used in poorer parts of the city than in well-to-do suburbs. I`m interested to try and find out why.