Hesse: Corona regulation extended: Masks still compulsory in public transport

Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The Hessian state government has extended its Corona Protection Ordinance by a further four weeks.

Hesse: Corona regulation extended: Masks still compulsory in public transport

Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - The Hessian state government has extended its Corona Protection Ordinance by a further four weeks. This means that masks are still compulsory for nursing staff and on buses and trains. And in hospitals, retirement and nursing homes, the obligation to test for staff and visitors remains.

Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) announced on Tuesday that there is a positive trend with falling new infections and less severe courses in the clinics. With a view to the time ahead, the basic protective measures will be retained. "We expect more passengers on buses and trains, especially in the coming months. The mask requirement will therefore remain important there in order to keep the number of new infections low." Particularly vulnerable groups must also remain protected.

The regulation now applies until June 22nd. People who are infected with the corona virus have to be quarantined for five days.

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