Recent reports have suggested that the German Government is planning to make the requirement to wear a face mask mandatory for indoor areas for six months of the year.
It is believed that the Minister is planning to bring back the mask-wearing rule to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease during autumn and winter.In addition, the plan includes improving the supply of effective medicine and hygiene in settings like nursing homes. It also aims to reduce school closures and childcare centres and requires the revision of the Infection Protection Act ahead of its expiry date.
The Minister has already established a seven-point plan. It has been explained that the seven-point plan includes a new vaccinations with three different vaccines and changes to the free COVID-19 testing programme.
The Infection Protection Act is due to expire in September, meaning that the new seven-point plan is being prepared to replace it.
The most recent data from the World Health Organisation shows that Germany has reported 345,910 new Coronavirus infection cases in the last seven days.
The government and parliament still need to vote on the issue, however, it is likely to pass.