Meseberg Angela Merkel is known for her vigorous promotion of mouth-nose protection in the fight against the corona crisis – but why do you never see the Chancellor herself with a mask? On Monday evening she had a very simple and pragmatic answer ready.
When speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron at Meseberg Castle, Merkel said:
“If I adhere to the distance rules, I don’t need to put on the mask. And if I don’t comply with them and I go shopping, for example, then we won’t meet, obviously, ”she replies with a smile to a journalist who wants to know why Merkel has never been seen with a mask. “Otherwise you could have seen me with a mask. But I’m not going to tell you when I’m going to shop where, ”Merkel adds.
Of course, she adheres to the procedures recommended by the Robert Koch Institute in the pandemic, the Chancellor asserts. And then it makes it a little bit more exciting: “There will be other occasions where I will surely still be able to be seen with a mask.” The photographers will have heard this with interest.