The novel coronavirus has killed over 177,000 people around the globe. Over 2.5 million people have been tested positive for the coronavirus, which affected all regions and continents of the planet, the data is as per John Hopkins University as quoted by CNN.
US has been hit hard by the COVID-19. So far over 45,000 people have been killed by coronavirus in US and almost all of its states have been affected. Over 20,000 people have been killed by the virus in France alone.
Wearing masks compulsory:
The southern German state of Bavaria is to make it compulsory to wear masks in all shops and on public transport, Prime Minister Markus Söder announced Monday.
Speaking in Bavaria’s state parliament, Söder said it would introduce “oral and nose protection obligation” from next week, adding that “some people also call it a mask obligation.”
Söder said mouth and nose protection would play a “very central role” in containing the further spread of the coronavirus.
Bavaria is the first state in western Germany to introduce such regulations, Söder said.
The eastern state of Saxony introduced mandatory mouth and nose protection last week. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, also in the former east, has also introduced mask regulations, which will apply from April 27 — as in Bavaria.