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German government will slowly ease the mask fetish madness

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The German government wants to step by step get rid of its mandatory mask discipline. German health minister Jens Spahn said this to press group Funke. According to Spahn, this is the next relaxation for the Germans that Germany can cope with now that the number of coronavirus infections is decreasing.

During the entire coronavirus crisis, Germany has had a much stricter mouth mask duty than the Netherlands. Already before the summer of 2020, a mask had to be worn at all public indoor locations. The Netherlands had just started with a mouth mask duty in public transport, when Germans ordered half a litre of white beer in a German pub had to keep their mouth mask on until they sat down. In addition, fabric caps are no longer accepted in Germany: only a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask are good enough. In some German municipalities, a mouth mask is even mandatory outside in public.

But now Spahn wants to get rid of that regime slowly, starting with obligations in the open air and at local level in areas with few infections. However, the German minister insists that mouth masks are useful for meetings and travel.

In Denmark, as of today, the requirement for a mask has been abolished almost everywhere. In Britain, the abolition of this duty was postponed today, as were other relaxations.

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