Burqas banned at work

Face covering burqas have been banned in Hesse. Photo / Greg Bowker
Face covering burqas have been banned in Hesse. Photo / Greg Bowker

One of Germany's states has decided to bar public employees from wearing face-covering burqas at work.

The ban took effect yesterday in the western state of Hesse, whose centre-right government already in 2004 banned public school teachers and civil servants from wearing head scarves at work.

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