Current language: English

Berlin wants to keep Coronavirus measures in place until end of March


Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD)

Berlin wants to keep the current Coronavirus safety measures in place until March 31. This was decided by the Senate at its meeting on Tuesday (March 15, 2022).

The decision was announced by Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey, who pointed to the current infection situation. From April 1, only a few basic protective measures will remain in place, such as a mask obligation in public transport and in hospitals and nursing homes. Mandatory testing could also continue for certain areas. "We agreed today that we still want to continue testing in schools after April 1, simply for safety reasons," Giffey said.

Waiting for federal legal basis

Giffey announced that the Senate was waiting for the decisions by the Bundestag and Bundesrat on the federal legal basis for measures after March 19, which are expected for this week. The Senate would then decide on their implementation at a special meeting on Saturday.

Author: dpa/
Further information: Coronavirus measures
Publication date: 15 March 2022
Last updated: 15 March 2022

More news from Berlin