As of today, Monday, in some areas - such as public transport and grocery stores - it is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask. KN95 masks that are also in circulation, although they can offer similar protection, are not permitted. <a href="https://www.de24.news/"><img class="alignnone size-medium" src="https://www.de24.news/a1/de24.png" alt="© www.de24.news" width="400" height="20" /></a><p> The reason for this is that there is no European quality control on these masks. </p><div> <p>According to information from the Ministry of Health, the label KN95 is an indication that the mask is likely to comply with a non-European standard for personal protective equipment. "If they really meet this standard, then these masks should be as good as the European FFP2 masks. However, since they are not subject to a European standard, there is no European quality control. So they may not have been tested and are therefore legally considered To assess 'simple' mouth and nose protection ", it said on the part of the department.</p>
But a distinction must also be made within the FFP2 masks, which filter up to 94 percent of the particles in the air. In order to protect the environment, only masks without an exhalation valve are allowed.
The se must be worn both when visiting retirement and nursing homes and when entering all open shops and public transport.
The CE mark with the four-digit identification number of the certification body, the FFP protection level, the EN standard, the manufacturer’s name and the article number must be visible on the product.
<span class="article__source"> Those: APA </span> </div></a>