Mask refusers mobbed and attacked train attendants and employees of Deutsche Bahn around 200 times in 2020.

This was confirmed by a railway spokesman in a preliminary report to “Bild am Sonntag”.

Kristian Loroch, member of the board of directors of the Railway and Transport Union (EVG), calls on the public prosecutor's offices to prosecute such attacks: “Bad and completely unacceptable are above all the many personal and often very drastic insults when unrepentant passengers ask for masks to be worn be pointed out. "

From September 2020 to March 4, 2021, according to information from "Bild am Sonntag", the federal police carried out 312,000 'instructions for violating the obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover' on trains and at stations.

According to Deutsche Bahn, however, the vast majority of their customers adhere to the mask requirement.


Meanwhile, EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans admitted that the European Union had failed to address vaccination strategies.

"It is true that mistakes were made when ordering the vaccines in Brussels as well as in the member states," Timmermans told the Tagesspiegel am Sonntag.

“I am ready to take stock at the end of the pandemic.

Then we can see what we did wrong and what we did right. "

In the current situation, however, the first thing to do is to “ensure that all of Europe gets vaccine,” Timmermans said.

A European approach "also in the interests of the richer states" like Germany, added the deputy of Commission President Ursula von der Leyen with a view to the common vaccine order by the EU.


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