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Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

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Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, going out to public places without wearing a face mask is considered an offense in many countries and cities.

In mid-August, Italy made wearing of masks from 6pm until 6am mandatory in all spaces open to the public where maintaining social distance is impossible. Two weeks ago, police handed out the first penalty for breaches of the rule, fining a 29-year-old maskless man who argued that “COVID-19 doesn not exist.”

But the mayor of one Italian town says fines should be slapped on those wearing a mask in an “inappropriate” situation.

In the same way global health authorities insist masks contain the spread of coronavirus, Vittorio Sgarbi, the mayor of Sutri, is confident his unorthodox initiative will help stem the spread of “pandemic-related hysteria,” as he put it.

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected close to 275,000 people in Italy and killed more than 35,500 – almost seven times the entire population of Sutri. Yet, for Sgarbi, mandatory mask-wearing should have its limits, particularly when public safety is at stake.

Sgarbi, who is also a renowned art historian, cultural commentator, and television personality, said he had issued a decree – yet to be approved by the Italian government – calling for imposition of a fine for wearing a mask in a situation when it’s not needed.

“My decree has been issued under the current terrorism prevention laws,” Sgarbi said. The legislation in question says people shouldn’t have their faces covered in a public place. Breaching this law can result in a one or two-year prison sentence or a fine of up to €2,000 (around $2,365).

Sgarbi made it clear that anyone breaking his ban wouldn’t incur such a harsh penalty, but that people should wear a mask only when the occasion requires. “Wearing a mask at dinner is absurd,” he clarified.
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Historically, wearing face masks when not needed was considered a crime, such as robbing a bank or store.
 

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Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, going out to public places without wearing a face mask is considered an offense in many countries and cities.

In mid-August, Italy made wearing of masks from 6pm until 6am mandatory in all spaces open to the public where maintaining social distance is impossible. Two weeks ago, police handed out the first penalty for breaches of the rule, fining a 29-year-old maskless man who argued that “COVID-19 doesn not exist.”

But the mayor of one Italian town says fines should be slapped on those wearing a mask in an “inappropriate” situation.

In the same way global health authorities insist masks contain the spread of coronavirus, Vittorio Sgarbi, the mayor of Sutri, is confident his unorthodox initiative will help stem the spread of “pandemic-related hysteria,” as he put it.

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected close to 275,000 people in Italy and killed more than 35,500 – almost seven times the entire population of Sutri. Yet, for Sgarbi, mandatory mask-wearing should have its limits, particularly when public safety is at stake.

Sgarbi, who is also a renowned art historian, cultural commentator, and television personality, said he had issued a decree – yet to be approved by the Italian government – calling for imposition of a fine for wearing a mask in a situation when it’s not needed.

“My decree has been issued under the current terrorism prevention laws,” Sgarbi said. The legislation in question says people shouldn’t have their faces covered in a public place. Breaching this law can result in a one or two-year prison sentence or a fine of up to €2,000 (around $2,365).

Sgarbi made it clear that anyone breaking his ban wouldn’t incur such a harsh penalty, but that people should wear a mask only when the occasion requires. “Wearing a mask at dinner is absurd,” he clarified.
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Historically, wearing face masks when not needed was considered a crime, such as robbing a bank or store.

I wonder if he's also a god-fearing christian like the idiot dead bishop. He may well end up dead too...

Coronavirus: Bishop dies after saying ‘God is larger than this dreaded virus’ | The Independent | The Independent
 

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Italian mayor threatens to fine people €2,000 for WEARING a face mask

In the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic, going out to public places without wearing a face mask is considered an offense in many countries and cities.

In mid-August, Italy made wearing of masks from 6pm until 6am mandatory in all spaces open to the public where maintaining social distance is impossible. Two weeks ago, police handed out the first penalty for breaches of the rule, fining a 29-year-old maskless man who argued that “COVID-19 doesn not exist.”

But the mayor of one Italian town says fines should be slapped on those wearing a mask in an “inappropriate” situation.

In the same way global health authorities insist masks contain the spread of coronavirus, Vittorio Sgarbi, the mayor of Sutri, is confident his unorthodox initiative will help stem the spread of “pandemic-related hysteria,” as he put it.

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has so far infected close to 275,000 people in Italy and killed more than 35,500 – almost seven times the entire population of Sutri. Yet, for Sgarbi, mandatory mask-wearing should have its limits, particularly when public safety is at stake.

Sgarbi, who is also a renowned art historian, cultural commentator, and television personality, said he had issued a decree – yet to be approved by the Italian government – calling for imposition of a fine for wearing a mask in a situation when it’s not needed.

“My decree has been issued under the current terrorism prevention laws,” Sgarbi said. The legislation in question says people shouldn’t have their faces covered in a public place. Breaching this law can result in a one or two-year prison sentence or a fine of up to €2,000 (around $2,365).

Sgarbi made it clear that anyone breaking his ban wouldn’t incur such a harsh penalty, but that people should wear a mask only when the occasion requires. “Wearing a mask at dinner is absurd,” he clarified.
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Historically, wearing face masks when not needed was considered a crime, such as robbing a bank or store.


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I would suggest wearing a mask when robbing a bank is rather required for the robber. It would be foolish otherwise
 

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One of my favorite vloggers on YouTube goes by the screen name Bald and Bankrupt. He's 47 year old Brit who has traveled extensively in India & the former Soviet states. Released on May 9, this video is entitled The City Where they didn't Lock Down:' Belarus. He had just ended a 2 week quarantine in his apartment. The timing of his covid experiences is a bit confused as his main video has been deleted. Another shot shows him in an ICU on July 1 where he states that 2 patients near him had died the day before. So apparently he had become reinfected but I don't have the deatils. See Bald and Bankrupt Benjamin Rich was near DEATH! COVID19 Story Video Conspiracy | JaYoe Conversation - YouTube for a discussion. On September 10 e was interviewed on Czech Radio in Prague: You Must Czech This Out! ( See What I Did There?! ) - YouTube
 
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