Soder calls for “national emergency production” of protective masks

Berlin – Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Soder has called for “national emergency production” of protective masks.

“What we urgently need are more masks, namely the high-quality masks for all our staff in hospitals and medical practices,” said the CSU chief in the “ARD Morgenmagazin”.


“It is important that we finally get national emergency production.” The German economy must now switch to this. There was a need for a sufficient supply in hospitals, medical practices, and old people’s homes, he said.

A protective mask requirement in supermarkets like in Austria is currently not planned. First, you have to wait and see whether the measures taken in Germany help. “It is important that we now adhere to the basic restrictions (…) and not think about exit strategies,” said Soder.