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World Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public

12:25  03 july  2020
12:25  03 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Where are people required to wear a mask in Germany and what are the penalties for not doing so? On Monday, new regulations went into effect across Germany requiring residents to cover their noses and mouths while traveling with public transportation or while shopping.

Fabric masks should consist of "at least three layers of different material" in order to be effective, the However, those aged over-60 and with underlying health risks should wear medical masks in areas When sending us pictures , video or eyewitness accounts at no time should you endanger yourself or

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask, after being called out for never having being pictured wearing one despite it being part of the government’s official guidance in the fight to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) © Provided by Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Merkel appeared in the upper house of parliament in Berlin on Friday wearing a black mask sporting the logo of Germany's European Union presidency, taking it off after she took her seat at an appropriate distance from others in the chamber.

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Potsdam, Germany (CNN) Public life changed considerably for most Germans on Monday as the wearing of masks became mandatory in many public spaces across the country. ''It is recommended that masks be used in public transport and while shopping,'' Merkel said on April 15.

Read more: The German face mask conundrum. Meanwhile, the city of Münster, in Germany ' s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia, will make The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany ' s public health institute, also formally recommends that people wear masks in shared, public spaces.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) © Provided by Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

The day before, she was pictured with a state governor at a meeting in Berlin wearing a similar mask.

The new look came after Merkel responded defensively when asked by a reporter on Monday why she never had been seen wearing a mask.

“If I respect the distancing rules then I don’t need to wear a mask,” she said. “And if I’m not able to stick to them, for example when I’m out shopping, then we apparently don’t see each other, otherwise you’d have already seen me with a mask — but I’m not going to give away where and when I go shopping.”

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The Czech Republic now requires everyone to wear masks when in public . With Germany ’ s council of economic advisers warning the virus could trigger a 5.4% contraction in the economy this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel ’s government has announced a stimulus package worth more than 750

Germany , Italy, Spain and the US - which were previously against mask - wearing - have now pivoted and say they must be used in public as lockdowns Germany ' s disease control agency, the Robert Koch Institute, began urging Germans to wear homemade masks on April 2 – but they were not

German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) © Provided by Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Merkel, who was a scientist before entering politics, has repeatedly told Germans that even as the spread of the coronavirus has slowed significantly in the country, the only way to prevent a second wave is to stick carefully to distancing, hygiene and mask rules.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) © Provided by Associated Press German Chancellor Angela Merkel adjusts her face mask as she arrives for a meeting of the upper house of the German legislative in Berlin, Germany, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Wearing masks has been required on public transport and in shops, and in some other situations, in Germany since late April. Other German officials have been pictured wearing them at coronavirus-related events.

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