Residents of Germany will be forced to change masks to respirators

In the near future, residents of Germany will have to abandon their familiar masks from COVID and put on in public places, shops and transport respirators with a high degree of protection class FFP2, reports “Interfax”.

The country’s authorities are seriously considering this option to tighten the fight against the pandemic, which, by the way, has already been tested in the federal state of Bavaria. Now they want to extend this experience throughout the country.

Until January 24, this innovation will be optional, but after that, sanctions may be imposed for failure to comply with the required protection measures against infection.

It is noteworthy that a similar decision – a respirator instead of a mask – the authorities of neighboring Austria also came. There, this measure will become mandatory from January 25.