The Department of Health plans to decide on a comeback of the Corona mask requirement no later than Oct. 23.
The All-State Covid Crisis Coordination (Gecko) had recommended, per a release Friday, that more FFP2 masks be worn again – especially on public transportation and indoors.
Analysis of the Corona development in the coming days
One will analyze the Corona development in the coming days exactly, so the Ministry, according to Mittagsjournal. The green Klubobfrau Sigrid Maurer has announced on Puls24 that the Corona mask obligation in indoor areas, public transport, and the food trade will come back.
Decision on “mask comeback” at Corona
Virologist and Gecko member Andreas Bergthaler said wearing a mask was the most lenient means “to prevent hospitals from being overloaded again.” Against it spoke out on Monday, the trade federation against the renewed introduction of a mask obligation in the food trade – also from economic considerations. One struggles with staff shortages. “The introduction of a Corona mask obligation would bring with many coworkers the barrel to the overflowing,” argued Rainer Will, managing director of the trade federation. Studies have shown that retail is not a Corona hotspot.
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