Berlin Senate extends Corona measures until 31 March
The Berlin Senate met today (Saturday, 19 March 2022) for a video conference on Corona.
As planned, the Senate decided to extend the previously valid Corona measures until 31 March. From 1 April, there will then only be a few so-called basic protective measures. These include the obligation to wear masks in public transport as well as in hospitals and nursing homes. For certain areas, compulsory testing will also continue, for example at schools.
Berlin exercises transitional period
Originally, the federal and state governments had agreed in principle that all more far-reaching restrictions would cease to apply on 20 March, i.e. on Sunday. However, Berlin, like other federal states, is now making use of a transitional period granted in the federal Infection Protection Act.
Corona numbers rise again
The governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) had already announced this after the senate meeting last Tuesday and justified it with the Corona situation. The infection figures have been rising again nationwide for some time, and the trend has also been going up again in Berlin for a few days.
Further information: Measures against coronavirus
Publication date: 19 March 2022
Last updated: 19 March 2022