“She told me I had to take the mask off,” Martullo-Blocher (50) told the Keystone-SDA news agency. The reprimanded woman then left the council chamber. Martullo-Blocher said that she had not yet decided whether to return to the hall without a mask or to stay away from the debate.
She didn’t want to infect anyone, she explained. Some council members were at risk. In addition, there is an increased risk of infection in the council, where you sit together for a long time and closely. You do not think the decision is correct. That also has to do with personal freedom, said the National Councilor.
According to her, Moret implemented a decision by the Council office with her instructions. That was not consistent, said Martullo-Blocher. She was not even asked if she had traveled to a risk area, even though that was a requirement in the canton of Bern.
Martullo-Blocher has the mask from her company. In the event of epidemics, there is always a stock of hygiene masks. (SDA)