Debate on the mask of duty: Merkel: Wearing of masks remains indispensable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), opposes the abolition of the corona from due to the introduced mask obligation in shops strictly. "Wherever in the publi

Debate on the mask of duty: Merkel: Wearing of masks remains indispensable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), opposes the abolition of the corona from due to the introduced mask obligation in shops strictly. "Wherever in the public life of the minimum distance can be guaranteed, are masks an important and, from today's point of view, also more indispensable tool," said government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Monday in Berlin. This was necessary "in order to keep the Infection rates low and to protect our fellow human beings and ourselves".

"So Whether on the Bus, in the subway or in retail to the obligation to wear masks." It was just now in the summer holiday period is important, said Seibert. "Regions that may have had to pay is now very low, now get the feed from other Parts of the country." The new mobility is to be welcomed. "But they must go hand in hand with the observance of the rules, which have served us so far in the past months in the fight against this pandemic as well, namely distance, hygiene rules, and that is precisely where it is needed, a mask of duty."

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Minister of Economics Harry Glawe (CDU), had sparked the debate over an early end to the corona-related mask obligation in the trade. Also lower Saxony's Economics Minister Bernd Althusmann (CDU) had favored a loosening. Against a timely end to the obligation for the mouth-nose cover or in the shops of Bavaria, Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Hamburg were on Sunday, however.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 18:20

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