The first do not put off their veil even when they go for a run, the other do not cover their mouth and nose even if they encounter friends, writes DPA.
In Slovakia it has been forbidden to leave the apartment without a drape since March 25, and the mandatory wearing of this protective device was already mandatory in public transport or at offices. In Austria, on the other hand, serious news presenters were joking about Slovak President Zuzana Caputova, who was wearing a veil of color and cut with her dress when appointing the new government.
As before the outbreak of the epidemic, cyclists, inline skates and people on a stroll in the seeming “no-man's land” between Bratislava's Petržalka housing estate and the Austrian village of Kittsee. With Austrian runners and hikers, however, he no longer mixes as carefree as before. The border marked with red-white boundary stones meanders between field roads, so it is almost impossible to stay in one or the other state while walking. The difference between the two nations, noticeable only by looking at the face, is all the more striking.
In Kittsee, where Slovak immigrants are becoming the majority population, many feel satisfied that the Austrian government has now ordered the wearing of drapes at least in shops. In the discussion on the Facebook page of Slovaks in Kittsee, the almost doctrinal dispute over masks began to take an aggressive form. For weeks it has been read that the Austrians in the village by refusing to wear masks pose a risk of contagion for the Slovaks.