It is now mandatory to wear face masks in public places in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged last month.
Wuhan's municipal government published a notice on Wednesday, stating that all public places are to require customers to wear masks and owners are to prevent people from entering if they are not.
People who don't obey the requirements shall be dealt with by authorities in accordance with their respective duties and laws.
The public places include:
- Hotels, restaurants, guest houses, cafes, bars, tea houses
- Public baths, barbers, beauty shops
- Theaters, video halls, entertainment halls, dance halls, concert halls
- Stadiums, swimming pools, parks
- Exhibition halls, museums, art galleries, libraries
- Shopping malls, bookstores
- Waiting rooms, public transportation
- Other public places where crowds gather