Lucha rejects an FFP2 mask requirement announced for Bavaria in local transport and retail. “I wouldn’t recommend such a duty as of today,” he said. “FFP2 and KN95 masks are actually only intended for the medical sector, everyday masks are used for hygiene protection.” Such a measure has not been planned in other federal states either. From a scientific point of view, it makes more sense, and here, too, the experts don’t quite agree.
Masks with security levels FFP2 and FFP3 contain filters that can also filter viruses out of the air. In contrast to the simple mouth and nose protection, these masks can also protect the wearer from infection, while simple fabric masks are primarily used to protect others from potentially infectious droplets of the mouthguard wearer.