“The opinions were unanimous, so we made an immediate decision,” said Wilmès. She recalls that the advice from the GEES experts sounded different a few weeks ago. “You know we are always waiting for expert advice before taking action.”
At the end of last month, the GEES had strongly recommended wearing mouth masks in stores, although several virologists were already in favor of a ban at the time. Yesterday, the issue picked up momentum after the Superior Health Council argued for an obligation.