Masks mandate on public transport ends in February

Masks mandate on public transport ends in February

In Berlin, the obligation to wear masks on buses and trains ends on February 2.

S-Bahn Berlin

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The Senate passed a resolution to this effect at its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday. This was subsequently announced by the Senate Chancellery. The Senate continues to recommend wearing a mask in publicly accessible indoor areas and on public transport. Initially, the mask mandate was supposed to stay effective until at least mid-February. However, in consultation with the state of Brandenburg, the Senate has now decided on the earlier date.

Adaptation of the quarantine regulations

Furthermore, the quarantine regulations for people infected with Covid-19 have been adjusted. From January 16, anyone who has tested positive for the Coronavirus can leave mandatory isolation after five days - even if they have not tested negative. However, as a prerequisite for this, the person has to be symptom-free for at least 48 hours.
Author: dpa/BerlinOnline/deepl.com
Publication date: 10 January 2023
Last updated: 11 January 2023

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