Schwerin (dpa/mv) - The obligation to isolate people infected with corona could soon be lifted in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Health Minister Stefanie Drese wants to propose February 12 as the deadline to the cabinet next Tuesday, the Ministry of Health in Schwerin confirmed on Thursday. At this point, the obligation to isolate will no longer apply in Berlin and Brandenburg. The "Ostseezeitung" (OZ) had previously reported.
However, the ministry emphasized that infected people should work from home if possible even after the isolation requirement has been lifted. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) is currently in isolation due to a corona infection.
After the abolition of the mask requirement in local and long-distance transport, the mask requirement in the healthcare sector is one of the last remaining corona rules. "We want to continue to protect vulnerable groups in particular," said Health Minister Drese.
But this obligation regulated by the federal government will also end when the Infection Protection Act expires on April 7th. “In my opinion, this is a sensible time to lift the mask requirement in hospitals, medical practices and care facilities if the corona development continues to slow down,” said Drese.