In its battle against the COVID-19 virus outbreak, China has banned the export of surgical masks. That is causing bottlenecks elsewhere — now even Europe faces the prospect of a breakdown in supplies.
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Ever since Germany introduced mandatory medical face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19, we’ve started looking alike. DW’s Marcel Fürstenau misses the days when we could wear whichever masks we fancied.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries worldwide continue to restrict entry and most travel remains discouraged. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU — and how to get the latest info.
In COVID-19 times, masks are mandatory in many places. After Bavaria, now also other German states are tightening regulations. A simple cloth mask is not enough: mouth coverings must be better, but what does that mean?
Leaders of Germany's 16 states and the federal government have agreed to extend shutdown measures until at least March 7. However, schools and hairdressers can open before that.
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