An employee grabs a face masks of the category FFP2 for packing at the end of the production line of Moldex-Metric, a German producer of protective work wear, in Walddorfhaeslach, southern Germany, on January 20, 2021. Germany on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 toughened a partial lockdown and extended it to February 14, with Chancellor Angela Merkel warning of possible border checks to contain "the danger" of new coronavirus variants believed to be more contagious. Merkel and the state premiers also agreed to make medical masks mandatory on public transport and in shops -- meaning only surgical masks or the so-called FFP2 masks will be allowed. / AFP / THOMAS KIENZLE
FFP2 face masks come off the production line at Moldex-Metric in Germany. These are more effective than many cloth masks. AFP

Is it time to upgrade your cloth face mask?