Face masks were distributed for free in Berlin's city centre district Kreuzberg on Wednesday, as authorities dictated the compulsory use of face masks in public transportation and shops from April 27.
People gathered outside a distribution centre where they could grab new face masks for free.
According to Berlin authorities, people are now required to wear masks on bus, underground and city... Еще train transportation, and to keep a minimum distance of 1,5 metres in an attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Berliners will also have to wear mouth and nose protection when shopping.
As of Wednesday, Germany has the sixth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases with 160,479 and 6,374 fatalities, according to the latest figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.