The new ban against the Islamic face veil (niqab) and full-length burqa in the canton of Ticino is not being effectively enforced, according to reports.

The ban, which forbids the attire in public places in the Italian-speaking canton, came into force on July 1st this year, with those who flout it liable for a fine of between 100 and 1,000 francs.

But according to local paper 20 Minuti, a number of people are continuing to wear it in public, without consequence.

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