Parliamentarians and Federal Councilors must wear masks at all meetings


(mg) On Wednesday, the Federal Council wore a mask for the first time at its press conference when speaking. An image you have to get used to. As the parliamentary services announced Thursday, the obligation to wear a mask in the parliament building will be extended. Masks must now also be worn at meetings where Plexiglas partitions are attached. The mask must also be worn for speaking. The rule applies from Monday.

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It affects council members, magistrates and other meeting participants. Until now, masks could be removed during meetings if participants were separated by plexiglass walls. The next few days will show whether there will be another tightening at the Federal Palace. The administrative delegation will work with the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP) to draw up a master plan to discuss new measures.

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