In the fight against the corona pandemic, FFP2 masks must be worn in Berlin from this Wednesday in local public transport, in medical practices, hospitals, care facilities, in retail and in cultural institutions.
That will be mandatory, said a Senate spokeswoman on Sunday. The medical surgical masks were no longer sufficient, she confirmed a decision by the red-red-green Senate on Saturday evening.
Berlin wants to maintain cautious easing and at the same time tighten the rules for testing. Companies are obliged to work from home for some of their employees.
In the social media, criticism of the tightened mask requirement has already been loud – for example because of the higher acquisition costs for FFP2 masks or already purchased supplies of surgical masks.
All new corona rules can be read here.