According to foreign media reports on August 6, Amsterdam issued a mask order on August 5 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to prevent the spread of the new crown epidemic, requiring people to wear masks in densely populated areas. Under the new rules, people who do not wear masks may be fined 95 euros. According to the report, the Dutch government has previously decided not to recommend wearing masks to the public, saying that the effectiveness of wearing masks in preventing the spread of the virus has not been confirmed and may affect people’s compliance with the social distance rule. A spokesman for the mayor of Amsterdam said that scientific research has found that wearing masks can help curb the spread of the virus. Mayor Fick halthama has reached an agreement with the health authorities to order the wearing of masks to see if these measures are effective. < / P > < p > “we do believe that wearing masks has an immediate effect,” said Sebasti Meyer, a spokesman for the mayor of Amsterdam. “We want people to wear masks and be alert to the epidemic, which we think will help curb the spread of the virus.” On May 5, local time, Amsterdam municipal staff handed out leaflets to tourists and residents to explain the new regulations. Under the new rules, people who do not wear masks may be fined 95 euros. < / P > < p > it is said that, like many European countries, the number of new crown infections in the Netherlands has soared since the lifting of the blockade on July 1. On August 4, local time, the Dutch health authorities reported that the number of new cases in the country doubled in the past week, the number of young people infected was higher, and the main cities were also high incidence areas.