Dresden (dpa/sn) - As of Friday, state-wide protective measures against the corona virus will no longer apply in Saxony. This also eliminates the obligation to isolate in the event of illness. Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) had previously appealed to people's personal responsibility and consideration. "Anyone who is sick stays at home. That should be a matter of course," she said last Tuesday. Infected people should isolate themselves voluntarily regardless of symptoms and avoid unnecessary contacts. Wearing a mask is also a must when in contact with other people.
In addition to the isolation obligation, the mask and test requirements specified by the Free State in community facilities for refugees and homeless people, in protective facilities for women, children and men and in forensic institutions are no longer applicable. The ministry considers wearing a mask to be advisable in crowded transport and indoors, for example. Of the measures taken in recent years, only mandatory testing in healthcare facilities remains. It is regulated in the Federal Infection Protection Act. However, Saxony eases the requirements. There is no compulsory test for children under the age of six.