German Transport Minister on tightening restrictions on public transport

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Despite the consistently high number of people infected with the coronavirus in Germany, the transport ministers do not plan to tighten restrictive measures and introduce a rule of minimum distance on buses and trains. This decision was made by the heads of federal and state departments during a conference call, the newspaper Build reported. It is noted that the question of introducing a minimum distance in public transport was unanimously rejected.

“It is absolutely inappropriate to introduce a requirement to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters in local public transport and on the railway,” said spokesman for the Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Hermann. “We need buses and trains to get to our place of work and school. The introduced restrictive measures to combat the pandemic, such as the requirement to wear masks, as well as ensuring control, and rather high fines, form an effective system of protection that has proven itself well. “

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