Health Minister Karl Lauterbach does not rule out the possibility of a new mask requirement from autumn. Meanwhile, Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann is now warning against a hasty decision.

With a view to preparing for a possible mask requirement from autumn, Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann has warned that individual measures should not be determined prematurely.

“I am in favor of following the law and order. This provides for an evaluation, »said Buschmann to the newspapers of the Funke media group. The results of the evaluation should “absolutely” be taken into account “before we prematurely commit to individual measures,” said the FDP politician.

Possible corona wave from autumn

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) wants to be able to react to a possible new corona wave in autumn with a mask requirement indoors. The Infection Protection Act is currently being worked on again, said the SPD politician on Wednesday evening on the ZDF program “Markus Lanz”. “It’s running on September 23rd. out of. And then the question will have to be discussed again, for example whether wearing a mask indoors will become mandatory again. » He thinks it is absolutely necessary to open up this possibility for the autumn.

The corona incidence and the number of hospital admissions are currently falling – but the Robert Koch Institute still assesses the risk to the population as high.

Infection Protection Act until September 23rd

The recently amended Infection Protection Act runs until September 23rd. General mask requirements for events or when shopping as well as 2G and 3G regulations have therefore been eliminated since the beginning of April. For the time being, “basic protection” applies – for example with mask requirements in buses, trains, clinics, practices and nursing homes. Irrespective of state requirements, however, there are also further protection rules with mask requirements in many places, for example in cultural institutions.