NRW Minister of Health rejects the requirement to wear a mask at work

Photo: Sign saying "Mask on" (via dts news agency)

Düsseldorf (dts news agency) – NRW Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU) rejects the plans of CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to introduce a mask requirement at work. “According to all statistics that I know, only a small number of new infections – around six percent – fall back on the workplace,” said Laumann of the “Rheinische Post” (Monday edition). “I therefore assume that this area is well regulated and that there are effective protection concepts.”
He therefore sees “no further need for regulation”. Previously, in view of the increasing number of new corona infections, Kramp-Karrenbauer had proposed extending the mask requirement to the workplace.