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Status: 01/15/2022 06:37 a.m. Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) had already announced it, now it is clear: As of today, passengers in buses and trains in Hamburg must wear an FFP2 mask to protect against Corona. The new containment regulation of the Senate includes the announced stricter mask requirement, said Social Senator Melanie Leonhard (SPD) on Friday.

Also FFP2 mandatory in taxis and on train platforms

As of today, the following also applies in Hamburg: FFP2 masks are mandatory on buses and trains, on ferries, in taxis and in Moia vehicles. The masks with the particularly high filter effect must also be worn in the bus stop areas, as the traffic authority announced. Anyone who violates this must pay 40 euros.

For children, simpler masks are sufficient

For young passengers between the ages of 6 and 13, a medical mask is still sufficient, children under the age of 6 do not need a mask. However, the FFP-2 obligation does not apply to Schleswig-Holstein’s local transport. AUDIO: FFP2 mandatory in buses and trains (1 min)

Around 70 percent already wear FFP-2 masks

Transport Senator Anjes Tjarks (Greens) justified the new measures with the higher infection of the omicron variant and the current incidence number. “It is the order of the day that passengers are protected as best as possible and protect others,” said the senator. So far, around 70 percent of passengers are wearing FFP2 masks.

Anti-viral filters soon in all Hamburg buses

In view of the rapidly increasing corona numbers, the last scheduled buses of the Hochbahn and the Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) should also be equipped with anti-viral filters by early summer at the latest. According to the transport company, around 85 percent of the approximately 1,700 vehicles currently have such filters. According to the transport company, the new filter technology complements the ventilation system in the buses. The three layers in the filters are designed to separate the viruses and render them inactive. Because of the corona pandemic, a central door opening had already been introduced at every stop. Further information Despite the corona record numbers: more passengers use buses and trains than a year ago. more Corona and flu: If the sick leave at Hochbahn continues to rise, timetables will probably have to be thinned out. (01/13/2022) more This topic in the program:

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