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Old May 2nd 2020, 10:10 am
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Friend in Saxony was complaining that masks are expected everywhere. Not only pon public transport but wherever people get together.

Is this now universal ?
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Broadly speaking, masks are mandatory in public spaces in all states. Public spaces in this context mainly means in shops and on public transport (but not simply on the street per se, at least not at present), and "masks" is defined very loosely - even a scarf wrapped around the face is acceptable (again, at present).
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Broadly speaking, masks are mandatory in public spaces in all states. Public spaces in this context mainly means in shops and on public transport (but not simply on the street per se, at least not at present), and "masks" is defined very loosely - even a scarf wrapped around the face is acceptable (again, at present).
Daughter in Berlin had to wrap her scarf around her face yesterday, before they allowed her in a small supermarket. Not ideal, but it gives a minimum 2-way protection....
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In N R W we have to wear them on public transport, in shops and at the hairdresser ( which are opening today for the first time after being forced to close two months ago).
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Originally Posted by amyCr View Post
You only have to wear it n crowded places and public transport.
May be where you are. My recent experience in Munich was different. Mask in shops, entering a restaurant, mask at bus/train stop. Best to wear a mask where people move about. Nobody keeps sufficient distance. And wearing a mask doesn't hurt, ventilation does.


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.... Best to wear a mask where people move about. Nobody keeps sufficient distance. And wearing a mask doesn't hurt, ventilation does.
I am mystifed why people consider wearing a mask to be a burden. It protects other people and it protects the wearer, with very little downside.

The masks issue reminds me of when there was a push to get people to use car seatbelts before they were mandatory in the UK, and my parents would pretend to wear a seabelt if stopped in a traffic survey. Do people think that taking a basic precaution that could save their life, or the life of a family member, makes them appear weak?
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I am mystifed why people consider wearing a mask to be a burden. It protects other people and it protects the wearer, with very little downside.

The masks issue reminds me of when there was a push to get people to use car seatbelts before they were mandatory in the UK, and my parents would pretend to wear a seabelt if stopped in a traffic survey. Do people think that taking a basic precaution that could save their life, or the life of a family member, makes them appear weak?
Look at these anti-Corona protests in Germany. Thousands protest against health measures. When bus drivers get beaten up because they remind people to wear a mask on public transport. The mind boggles when you hear reasons why masks are unacceptable like people don't go shopping because they need to wear a mask.
And who cares if you get infected. Sad, but this is the attitude by too many.




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