You can now buy respirators in 30 Prague metro stations

Prague Public Transit Company is selling FFP2 respirators at some points of sale based at stations in the capital as well as online.

Tom Lane

Written by Tom Lane Published on 10.03.2021 09:54:00 (updated on 10.03.2021) Reading time: 2 minutes

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has announced they will be selling FFP2 respirators from certain metro stations across the city.

Recently the Czech government announced a tightening on the type of masks that should be worn in shops, services, at public transport stops, on public transport, airports, a number of other facilities. This included wearing respirators rather than cloth or homemade masks.

DPP is now selling them at 9 Infocentres,  30 points of sale, and also its online shop. With one mask priced at CZK 10 and you can only buy ten masks per person.

The points of sale include stations such as Anděl, I. P. Pavlova, Můstek, and many more with a full list posted on the DPP website. The list includes whether they take cash or card payments as well as featuring opening hours. Each point of sale is marked with a sticker at the station.

"We have been trying for a long time to make Prague's public transport safe, so in cooperation with the City of Prague we decided to meet the needs of passengers and help increase the availability of respirators directly on public transport, so that passengers can buy them in as many places as possible. Respirators are designed for the personal needs of passengers in Prague's public transport, so we will sell them to each passenger in a limited number per person," said Petr Witowski, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of DPP.

Finance Minister Alena Schillerová recently said that the Czech Republic has a large stock of respirators on hand and has secured contracts for further supply, following the government decision to require them in a number of spaces.

"We have information that the stock is huge everywhere. We have no signals [about a shortage] from either retail chains or producers," she said.

The Czech government declared the new state of emergency from Feb. 27 for 30 days until March 28, during the meeting they agreed on new measures including the wearing of respirators. The measures were put in place on March 1 for at least three weeks.

Recently put together a guide on buying a respirator in the Czech Republic including looking at the various types of respirators that are available and where they can be purchased.

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