Health Ministers agree: a mask is mandatory nationwide more

In the fight against the Corona-crisis will apply the mask to duty in Germany for the time being - also in the retail sector. Agreed by the 16 Ministers of heal

Health Ministers agree: a mask is mandatory nationwide more

In the fight against the Corona-crisis will apply the mask to duty in Germany for the time being - also in the retail sector. Agreed by the 16 Ministers of health of countries on Monday, as the German press Agency, according to a switching conference the country leaders with the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) Department from participants in learned circles. The reason given was that it is not the incorrect impression could arise that the pandemic was over. Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had granted a waiver of the mask duty in the shops a clear rejection - with the support of the party leadership of the CDU, CSU and SPD.

"Anywhere 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 in Berlin. This was necessary in order to keep infection numbers low, and to protect the others and themselves. "So Whether on the Bus, in the subway or in retail to the obligation to wear masks."

lifting the mask duty had of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Minister of Economics Harry Glawe (CDU) in the "world on Sunday" for his country stimulated. He received for this initiative, almost without exception, negative reactions.

Seibert added that the retention is just now in the holiday time is important. "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."

Similarly, the CDU-top argued. "Corona makes no holiday," said General Secretary Paul Ziemiak after the last video discussions before the summer break. The Bureau and the Executive Board of the CDU were unanimously of the opinion that, despite the positive development of the Corona-infection situation in Germany is no reason, from the mask of duty, or about the commandment of keeping ones Distance to depart. "Mask-wearing is sexy," said Ziemiak.

Bavaria's Minister-President and CSU leader Markus Söder said, you'll have to loosen the mask of duty or abolish it. This was one of the very few instruments when it comes to protection against the Coronavirus. The Mask has proven itself in daily life.

The SPD Chairman, Saskia esque said in Calw, the Corona-a threat not to be overcome by far. It was more urgently needed to keep my distance and pay attention to the hygiene rules, so that there is no second shaft and a second Lockdown. "Since we are all in a high level of responsibility. That's why I strongly recommend to stay in the mask of duty.“ The Co-Chairman Norbert Walter-Borjans, had said on Sunday evening on the "picture live", "the mask to wear in the shops is a disgrace, but a reasonable imposition".

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 18:19

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