From Iceland — Woman Attacks Shop Employee Over Face Mask Request

Woman Attacks Shop Employee Over Face Mask Request

Published March 31, 2021

John Pearson
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Haithem Ferdi on Unsplash

An employee at a Reykjavík shop was attacked yesterday afternoon when he asked a customer to put a mask on.

A woman had entered Vínbúðin on Austurstræti in the city centre without a mask, Vísir reports. When the employee pointed out to the woman that mask wearing was mandatory in the shop, she refused to put one on and attacked him.

The woman pushed the employee, scratching his face and poking him in the eye before fleeing the scene. Police say that they are aware of the woman’s identity, and that the case is under investigation.

Failure to comply with mandatory face mask regulations is punishable under Icelandic law.

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