Reviews: land holds on mask in local transport: More rules possible

Verkehrsverband VDV advertises for two-month extension of nine-euro-ticket

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The Brandenburgers must also wear a mask in public buses and trains in the next few weeks. The cabinet decided on Tuesday a new infection protection regulation that extends the current basic measures by October 28.

Ein Mann hält eine FFP2-Maske in der Hand. © Sebastian Kahnert/DPA central picture/dpa/symbol image A man holds an FFP2 mask in the hand.

exceptions to mask obligation in local transport apply to children under the age of six as well as deaf and hard of hearing. Employees in the health and social sector must continue to be tested for the coronavirus if they are not fully vaccinated or demonstrably recovered.

The state government can decide sharper rules if necessary. The federal government has created the legal basis for this. A mask obligation in restaurants and shops would be possible, for example. However, the state government is currently not considered necessary.

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"In the hospitals, the Corona situation is still manageable, which is why we will hold on to the previous basic measures for the time being," said Minister of Health Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens). "But the Corona pandemic is not over yet." She recommended wearing a mask in publicly accessible rooms with public traffic to protect yourself and others from infections, regular ventilation and eighth for hygiene.

The warnamps as the basis for possible sharper corona rules change. The focus is on the situation in hospitals. There is no longer any threshold for the seven-day incidence, since the Corona variants cause different disease loads.

A new indicator is the increase in the number of COVID 19 patients in hospitals with a threshold of 1000. For the number of new hospital patients with Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants in one week, the warning value will be higher in the future: between 7 and 10 instead of between between 3 and 6. In addition, there is the proportion of free intensive care beds with a warning value between 12 percent and 15 percent. So far, the proportion of intensive care beds occupied with Corona patients has been shown.

coalition agreed on the timetable for truck toll reform .
The traffic light coalition has agreed on a timetable to reform the truck toll after a long dispute. As the coalition factions announced, a toll reform is to come on January 1, 2024. This included the expansion of the truck toll on vehicles from 3.5 tons and a CO2 toll. So far, the truck toll has been valid from 7.5 tons. © Bernd Weissbrod/dpa As of January 1, 2024, a reform of the truck toll is planned; The toll rates should rise in early 2023. First there is a toll adjustment in early 2023.

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