BVG: Almost all passengers wear masks

BVG: Almost all passengers wear masks

Most passengers on Berlin's buses, subways and trams have been wearing masks since Monday. "We're really excited," said a spokeswoman for the Berlin public transport company BVG.

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    27.04.2020, Berlin: In the morning, passengers with mouth and nose protection are at the Alexanderplatz underground station. In Berlin, public transport in order to contain the coronavirus, it is mandatory to wear a cover for mouth and nose.
  • Masking obligation© dpa
    27.04.2020, Berlin: In the morning, passengers with mouth and nose protection are at the Alexanderplatz underground station. In Berlin, public transport in order to contain the coronavirus, it is mandatory to wear a cover for mouth and nose.
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    27.04.2020, Berlin: A woman with a mouth and nose protector walks in the morning at the Alexanderplatz subway station. In Berlin, public transport in order to contain the coronavirus, it is mandatory to wear a cover for mouth and nose.
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    A passer-by with a mouth-and-nose protection gets on the subway in the morning.
The company estimates that significantly more than 95 percent of customers comply with the new standard. It is rare to see people without masks in the vehicles. Since Monday (27 April 2020), all Berliners have been required to wear masks in buses and trains in order to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, medical protective masks are not mandatory. Simple surgical masks and self-stitched models, but also a scarf or shawl, are considered sufficient mouth-nose cover. Controls are not provided.
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| Last edited: Tuesday, 28. April 2020 09:14 Uhr

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