Senate passes FFP2 mask mandate for public transport

Senate passes FFP2 mask mandate for public transport

Starting Saturday (Jan. 15, 2022), a stricter mask mandate will apply on buses and trains in Berlin.

FFP2-Maske im ÖPNV

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No FFP2 mask mandate in retail stores

According to a decision made by the Berlinj Senate, the FFP2 masks will soon be mandatory for passengers on public transport, as the Governing Mayor, Franziska Giffey (SPD), announced on Tuesday (January 11, 2022) after the Senate meeting. The Berlin Infection Protection Ordinance was changed accordingly. The Senate also discussed a FFP2 mask madate in retail stores, but decided against it.

Coronavirus incidence in Berlin over 700

According to the Senate, stricter Coronavirus rules are required because of the significant increase in the number of Covid-19 infections in Beerlin. According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the seven-day incidence in Berlin was 737.2 on Tuesday, up from less than 300 shortly after Christmas. However, because of the holidays, there were fewer Coronavirus tests and delayed reports.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

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