Around 147,000 free masks will be distributed in Berlin
Next week, the Berlin Senate plans to have a total of 147,000 protective masks distributed free of charge to those in need during the Corona crisis.
On Monday (27 April 2020) the first 102,000 masks are to be delivered to the individual districts, as the spokeswoman of the Senate Chancellery, Melanie Reinsch, confirmed on Sunday. The remaining 45,000 are to follow on Thursday. Berlin's governing mayor, Michael Mueller (SPD), had already announced the measure last Tuesday.
Masks are distributed in the town halls
Accordingly, the face coverings should primarily benefit those who do not have the possibility to obtain their own masks. However, the spokeswoman stressed that this would not be checked. Citizens can get the fabric masks from the respective town halls.
Masks are compulsory on buses and trains from Monday
In the capital, consumers will be required to wear masks on buses and trains from Monday. The mouth and nose protection can also consist of a simple cloth or scarf. The SPD wants to enforce such a duty also for shopping. So far, however, the retail trade in Berlin is exempt from such a regulation.
Since the 27th of April Berliners have to wear a mouth and nose protector on buses, suburban trains and underground trains.
Major cultural and sporting events in Berlin with more than 5,000 participants will remain prohibited until 24 October due to the corona crisis.
Last edited: Sunday, 26. April 2020 18:34 Uhr