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Local public transport: Bonn's Lord Mayor pro mask order in buses and trains

Local public transport : Bonn's Lord Mayor pro mask order in buses and trains

Bonn’s Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan wants to advocate for a mask order in Bonn. Now the city is waiting for an announcement from the state government.

Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan wants to advocate for a mask order. "Against the spread of Covid-19, I have proposed an instruction for protective masks in public transport," he wrote on Twitter. When asked by the General-Anzeiger why he does not wish to see masks worn in other areas and how other mayors do not decide on the compulsion themselves, city spokeswoman Monika Hörig replied: "We cannot yet comment on this issue, because we are in coordination with the district government and the state and want to avoid going it alone. Sridharan will speak at a press conference on Wednesday.“

The SPD in Bonn also demands that masks be made mandatory in the city area. "Especially when shopping, on buses and trains and in public institutions, it makes sense to wear a mask to protect against corona", says Jessica Rosenthal. On Monday, Münster was the first city in North Rhine-Westphalia to decide to make masks compulsory for shops, buses and public administration. Because only a few people followed the recommendation to wear the face mask, Duisburg is planning a general decree - unless the state government soon comes up with a uniform regulation, as is the case in Bavaria.

Original text: Nicolas Ottersbach

Translation: Mareike Graepel