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Germany begins to relax the mandatory wearing of masks in schools

Germany’s Saarland became the first state to relax school health rules last week, with Bavaria and Berlin also following it by easing the mandatory wearing of face masks. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek agreed to end the mandatory order to wear masks in schools.

Wearing a mask hinders normal learning and is stressful for students.

Berlin is eliminating the requirement for masks for youth classes up to the sixth grade, while Bavaria generally no longer requires the wearing of masks in the classroom. Other states such as Baden-Württemberg and Saxony are also considering similar moves.