The government of the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern decided on the mandatory use of protective masks that cover the mouth and nose of a person in public transport. The adoption of such measureswas voiced by Prime Minister of the federal state Manuela Schwezig, DW reports.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern became the second federal state in Germany, where authorities made such a decision.
As reported, on Wednesday, April 15, during consultations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of government of the federal lands of the country, it was agreed to begin the gradual weakening of quarantine in the country.
Starting April 20, stores with an area of up to 800 square meters will be able to open. Car dealerships, bookstores and bicycle shops will also open regardless of the sales area. From May 4, schools should open in stages, first for graduate students in primary and secondary schools, as well as classes that will pass exams this year. Over time, step-by-step German schools should resume work in full.
Earlier Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the extension of lockdown in the country until May 3. Conte said so during a press conference on April 10, ANSA reports.
Quarantine in Italy was planned due until April 14th.
"We will extend the restrictive measures until May 3 - a difficult but necessary decision, for which I take full political responsibility," Conte said.
He said that if the quarantine requirements were met before the specified date, the government would take measures to restore some types of production activities in the country.