Bavarian leader calls for compulsory outdoor masks in worst-hit areas

Bavarian premier Markus Soeder on Monday called for mask-wearing to be made compulsory in crowded outdoor places in areas of Germany where case numbers are particularly high.Where there are more than 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days, masks should be made mandatory outdoors in busy public areas, Soeder said.This would apply to scores of cities and districts across the country and is largely in line with what Germany’s 16 state premiers agreed to in a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.Masks should also be compulsory at schools and work places where people c…

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