Berlin commuters are told not to wear deodorant in order to force their traveling companions to wear coronavirus masks on public transport
- Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe shared the humorous security advisory on Twitter
- He urged passengers not to wear deodorant so others can wear masks properly
- Masks are compulsory in public transport and when shopping in Germany
Commuters were urged not to use deodorant in an extravagant campaign to encourage the use of face masks on public transportation in Berlin.
With mandatory masks on public transport in Germany to prevent the spread of covid-19, a supplier in the capital has taken the unusual approach of telling customers to release their natural body odor.
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) created the humorous safety advisory in the hope that customers will be so overpowered by the scent of others that they will reach for their masks to protect themselves.
BVG, which is responsible for the city’s metro, tram and U-Bahn bus services, shared the message with a caption: “You leave us no other choice”.
The campaign banning the use of deodorant read as follows: “Because so many people think they can wear the mask under their noses, we are now getting tough. So now you still want to be outside?
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) created the humorous safety advisory in the hope that customers will be so overpowered by the scent of others that they will reach for their masks
The publication gained more than 6.7k likes on Twitter, but some users of the service were less impressed by the gesture.
Wolfgang Bremer, a freelance designer, tweeted: “It would be even better if the inspectors and the regulatory office intervened for those without a mask and those who wore masks under their noses. Is there really nothing you can do?
To which Maria Winter, a historian, replied: “Often they do not wear them themselves”.
Woman wears facial mask on public transport in Berlin, March 23, 2020 (photo)
Marc Bauer tweeted: “Of course, you can just apply the mask requirement, like in any other city in Germany. “
Another user named Jan thanked the service for fixing the problem, but encouraged them to do more checks: “Thank you! Whenever I see so many idiots (about half the passengers) walking around with a clear nose and I don’t know who to break at first. More checks please !! ”
Frequently cramped public transport conditions are commonplace for virus exchange, which has led Germany to become the first European country to impose the mandatory face cover on April 22 – this is also a requirement for people entering stores.