Markus Söder (CSU) has brought a relaxation of the mask requirement to protect against corona infections on buses and trains into play. This was “soon no longer tenable”. Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) does not want to extend the mask requirement either.
Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has also brought a relaxation of the mask requirement to protect against corona infections in local public transport into play. “If the infection situation remains the same, we will think about making masks compulsory in local public transport,” announced Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) in the Münchner Merkur (Tuesday) with reference to Bavaria.
“In December, by January at the latest, the mandatory mask requirement could be converted into a voluntary recommendation if the situation remains the same,” Söder told the newspaper. In view of the falling numbers, a general requirement is “soon no longer appropriate”.
The current version of the Bavarian Infection Protection Ordinance, which stipulates a mask requirement, is valid until December 9th. Schleswig-Holstein first made an attempt to overturn the mask requirement, but this initially met with a divided response.
After the initiative to end the obligation to wear masks on buses and trains, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) called for a uniform approach by the federal states. “Because we know the discussion among the citizens. They don’t understand when it’s like that in one country and like that in another country,” she said on Monday in Berlin.
The health ministers should therefore jointly discuss both the question of the obligation to wear masks in local public transport and the question of the obligation to quarantine at their conference. It is important to also listen to the vote of the Corona Expert Commission.
Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) is striving not to extend the mask requirement on buses and trains beyond the end of the year. In discussions with the other countries, he wanted to achieve the most uniform possible regulation, he said on Friday. He also appealed to the personal responsibility of the citizens: “You stay at home with symptoms”. He hopes that other countries will follow this course, which is responsible.
The leader of the CDU parliamentary group in the Schwerin state parliament, Franz-Robert Liskow, is also campaigning for an end to the mask requirement on buses and trains. “It strengthens the personal responsibility of the citizens,” he said.
“The fact that Ms. Schwesig only warns that the states should act together is not yet a position on the mask requirement.” Liskow called on the head of government to campaign for the end of the mask requirement together with Günther among the heads of state.