A worker prepares a face mask exhibition at the National Museum amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Prague, Czech Republic, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny
PRAGUE (Reuters) – In a sign that the coronavirus will one day be history, the Czech National Museum is opening an exhibition of face masks worn to protect against the infection.
The Czech government was one of the first to make it compulsory to wear a mask outside the home. With 8,725 cases and 304 deaths so far, the country has been less badly affected than some in Europe, although opinions differ on what difference masks have made.
When the crisis began, industrially made masks were in short supply, which prompted a nationwide effort to make them at home.
“There is a huge amount of products today, it is tough to say what should be left for future generations. With masks, it is clear cut, they are a symbol of the situation,” said curator Mira Burianova.
The small exhibit in the National Museum in…
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