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Corona protection: Millions of coupons for FFP2 masks - this is how you get the coupons


The number of vouchers for FFP2 masks for corona protection has been increased. But not even half of the citizens are entitled to the coupons.

The number of vouchers for FFP2 masks for corona protection has been increased.

But not even half of the citizens are entitled to the coupons.

  • 34.1 million

    people are said to




    FFP2 masks


  • The masks offer the greatest


    against possible


    * infections.

  • According to

    Jens Spahn

    , possible

    virus mutations

    should be monitored particularly closely.

Kassel - The federal government is increasing the number of

FFP2 protective masks delivered


For this, the health insurance companies

will send


to those who have a particularly high health risk with a

corona infection


This is reported by the

German Press Agency


According to

Health Minister

Jens Spahn


34.1 million

citizens are now

to receive vouchers for twelve FFP2 masks

after a comparison with insured

persons data from


health insurance companies


Originally, only 27 million people should benefit from the measure.

However, the masks are not available for free.

Corona in Germany: People at high risk receive vouchers for FFP2 masks

According to Spahn,


for six protective masks twice, for a total of twelve masks, will be sent.

A special feature of


masks is that not only the


-Ansteckungsgefahr minimized for others, but also the carrier largely against


is shielded.

The issue of the masks for this winter was decided by the federal government as protection for people at a particularly high risk of serious or

fatal courses of illness


In addition to those over 60, this also includes people with certain chronic diseases.

The masks with the coupons can be picked up in




FFP2 masks offer a high level of protection against corona infection.

Now vouchers for the masks are to be sent to 34.1 million citizens.

(Symbol image)

© Hauke-Christian Dittrich / dpa / picture alliance

Vouchers for FFP2 masks to protect against corona: costs in the billions

However, recipients

are not

given the

FFP2 masks

for free: a contribution of

two euros

is provided for each six masks.

When there was talk of 27 million recipients, the federal government was already anticipating costs of around

2.5 billion euros


The increase should push this number up again.

Jens Spahn emphasized that FFP2 masks

would offer

the highest


, and also

surgical masks

, which


be obtained

for little


, would protect

better against

corona infection

than a simple

cloth mask


In addition, FFP2 masks and surgical masks are now widely available.

The now 34.1 million recipients of FFP2 masks already correspond to a considerable part of the

total population


FFP2 masks against possible corona infections - Spahn announces caution

In addition to the call

to wear

FFP2 masks

more often

, the

CDU politician



stricter prosecution of the spread of


: "We want to be able to better understand where known mutations are spreading and whether there are new


," said Spahn.

The background to this is fears about the spread of other new virus variants, such as in

Great Britain





Minister of Health


to scientific findings from both countries, which would give very strong indications of a significantly

higher infection rate


Can you actually use the FFP2 mask multiple times?

Here you can read how to properly disinfect and wear the mask.

(Nail Akkoyun)

* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Hauke-Christian Dittrich / dpa / picture alliance

Source: merkur

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