HANNOVER (dpa-AFX) – The Lower Saxony state government currently does not consider a general mask requirement to be necessary. “At the moment, especially today, we have no need for action here in Lower Saxony,” said Claudia Schröder, deputy head of the crisis team, in Hanover on Monday. “But of course that will remain in the discussion.” A government spokeswoman stressed that everyday masks make sense to protect others from infection, but should not lead you to put yourself in dangerous situations. Therefore, the first step is to make an “urgent recommendation” instead of an obligation.
At the same time, the spokeswoman criticized that two states, Saxony and Bavaria, have already introduced or announced a mask requirement. Lower Saxony adheres to the procedure that was agreed a week ago by the federal and state governments. “We would like all countries to do that.” That some countries are making further easing is seen “with a certain regret” ./ cwe / DP / zb