Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach has defended the corona regulations adopted for autumn and winter. "At the moment the rules are being attacked because they are too strict. But these are exactly the rules that we need to get this under control in time," said the SPD politician to the "RTL Nachtjournal".
Last week, the Bundestag passed new regulations in the Infection Protection Act. Otherwise, the legal basis for the remaining corona measures would have expired. From October 1st, masks are mandatory nationwide in long-distance trains, clinics and medical practices. The countries can also take mask requirements in restaurants and other indoor areas on their own initiative.