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1.4 million free FFP2 masks for those in need

Die FFP2-Maske sollte richtig passen

In the coming days, the Berlin Senate plans to distribute around 1.4 million FFP2 masks free of charge to people in need.

This was announced by the Senate Department for Integration, Labour and Social Services on Tuesday (January 11, 2022). People with low income, homeless people and refugees will receive the face masks in different facilities and institutions of the districts, at the Berlin Homeless Assistance (Wohnungslosenhilfe) and the State Office for Refugee Matters (LAF).

All those who have a Berlinpass, receive social welfare or basic income support are eligible to receive free masks. Students who receive Bafög and students in apprenticeship programs who receive training allowances from the state (Ausbildungsbeihilfe) can also get free masks. Senator Katja Kipping emphasized: "Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been a particularly important concern of mine to mitigate the consequences of the crisis on a social level. It comes down to supporting people in precarious financial situations."

Author: BerlinOnline/
Publication date: 27 May 2024
Last updated: 12 January 2022

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