Bavarian leader wants tough mask rules as district faces lockdown

Bavarian premier Markus Soeder on Monday called for mask rules to be rolled out in public spaces and workplaces across Germany, as one of the districts in his home state braced for a strict lockdown.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 w…

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