Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality officials stated that the mask obligation in public transportation continues, and that the rule should be followed in order to avoid problems, especially for elderly and chronically ill citizens.
Mandatory mask use, which started with the first coronavirus case in Turkey on March 11, 2020, was ended with the Coronavirus Scientific Committee Meeting.
With the new regulation on March 4, the use of masks in closed areas was removed, while 2 exceptions were included in the application. While the mask requirement continues until it falls below a thousand cases in public transportation vehicles and hospitals, the authorities stated that the rules should be followed in this regard.
Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality officials also stated that the mask obligation still continues in public transportation, especially in the tram, and that the rule should be followed in order to avoid problems among citizens in this regard.
Authorities emphasized that some citizens also stopped using masks in public transportation regarding the removal of mask use in closed areas, and that the ongoing rule should be followed in order not to put the elderly and citizens with chronic health problems into a difficult situation.
Estram officials also warned the citizens by hanging warning posters on the trams about the continuity of the use of masks. The poster reads, “Dear passengers, as stated in the 4nd article of the circular of the Ministry of Internal Affairs dated March 2022, 2, the obligation to use masks in public transport continues. We thank you for your sensitivity to prevent the spread of the epidemic and wish you a good journey.