BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany needs a law in future to ensure the supply of medicines in the country, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Bild newspaper on Tuesday as the world is in the grips of a coronavirus outbreak.

Seehofer said he could not rule out an obligation for citizens to wear masks in future but added that the measures already agreed upon should be given time to take effect first rather than constantly coming up with new proposals.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Madeline Chambers)