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FFP2 mask obligation planned instead of 2G rule in retail

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The Berlin Senate wants to repeal the 2G rule in retail stores, Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) announced on Monday (Feb. 7, 2022).

2G rule to end soon

Currently, only vaccinated and recovered persons were allowed to shop in a large part of retail stores. Brandenburg's state government has also announced plans to waive the 2G rule. "The Omicron wave requires adjusted regulations in many areas. The Berlin Senate will discuss the retail measures in its meeting tomorrow and plans to end the 2G rule in retail in a timely manner," Giffey said. "To do so, we will introduce mandatory FFP2 masks everywhere in retail, as these masks offer the best protection against infections."

Uniform regulations for the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region

This way, she said, it was possible to simultaneously ease the burden on retailers and their employees, but also to continue to provide the necessary protection in the current situation. "To this end, I have reached an agreement with Minister President Woidke," said Giffey. "Our goal is to arrive at coordinated and uniform regulations in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region."

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 8 February 2022
Last updated: 8 February 2022

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