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Illegal wearing of a mask: Masks may be banned in public places in one US state for health reasons

Illegal wearing of a mask: Masks may be banned in public places in one US state for health reasons

NBC News on this topic Irishthe North Carolina Senate passed the bill

Which would completely prohibit the wearing of masks in public places for any reason, including health reasons.

The proposal thus withdraws the accepted exception during the coronavirus pandemic, which allows face coverings for health reasons. For the bill to become law, even the state House of Representatives must approve it.

The Republicans who introduced it justify the emphasis by saying that Some pro-Palestinian demonstrations, in which participants covered their faces, escalated into clashes with police and arrests.including at North Carolina State University.

Although the proposal primarily focuses on increasing punishment for those who wear masks while committing crimes, it also prohibits the wearing of masks in public places for health reasons.

Democratic state lawmakers wanted to amend the text of the proposal to allow this, but to no avail.

There are many reasons for people to wear masks, one Democratic politician said. To protect themselves or their family members: it could be an immune disease, chemotherapy or even a disability, for example.

It is also interesting that In the run-up to the coronavirus pandemic, since 1953, face coverings had been banned in public in North Carolina. At the time, the ban was supposedly aimed at suppressing the Ku Klux Klan, an organization that promoted white supremacy.

Cover photo: Former US President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One in Washington on October 2, 2020. Cover photo source: Getty Images

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