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Status: 15.06.2021 12:30 p.m.

Do you still need a mask in view of the low corona numbers? The Hamburg Senate plans to at least repeal them outdoors.

Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) wanted to propose to the Senate, according to information from NDR 90.3, that in Hamburg the mask requirement in the outdoor areas no longer applies. In some areas of the Hanseatic city – for example in Mönckebergstrasse or on the Inner Alster – a mouth and nose cover must be worn. NDR.de shows the press conference following the deliberations of the Senate now via livestream on this page.

It is conceivable that the need for FFP2 masks will be abolished later in a further step, said the spokesman for the social welfare authority, Martin Helfrich, in the run-up to the Senate meeting. It is mandatory to wear FFP2 masks in Hamburg on public transport. Medical mouth and nose protection must be used in shops, schools and public buildings.

CDU and AfD are calling for an end to the mask requirement

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In Hamburg, the mask requirement should be completely eliminated outside. 1 min

Previously, the CDU and AfD had called for the end of the mask requirement outside. “According to experts, the risk of infection in the open air is rather low and therefore the requirement to wear a mask outside in the fresh air can no longer be justified given the current low incidence and observance of the distance rules,” said CDU parliamentary group leader Dennis Thering on Monday. In closed rooms, however, he still considers the obligation to wear masks to be useful.

Masks are required in schools

In closed rooms, the mask requirement should remain for the time being. “Until we have adequate vaccination protection in the general population, we can not do without masks so quickly – for example when visiting hospitals or nursing homes,” said Social Senator Melanie Leonhard (SPD) the NDR. And the school authorities informed NDR 90.3 that the mask requirement in schools should remain in the last week and a half before the summer vacation.

Andreas Gaertner with the Hamburg commentary

AUDIO: Mask requirement outside should come to an end (1 min)

Debate across Germany

Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) had Encouraged to check the mask requirement in schools, because children are particularly affected by the corona restrictions. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) brought up a gradual lifting of the general mask requirement. He told the newspapers of the Funke media group that, in a first step, the mask requirement could be waived outside. The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach also holds Relaxation in the outdoor areas is possible, but not indoors.

additional Information

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