The partial corona lockdown in Germany will be extended until January 10th. The federal police and Deutsche Bahn start a large-scale mask control on trains.
- The federal and state governments decide to extend the partial lockdown until January 10th.
- The measures due to the corona virus are not only approved.
- Bavaria, especially Söder, the measures do not go far enough.
+++ 8.40 a.m .: Hundreds of federal police officers and security workers German train check on Monday (07.12.2020) throughout Germany the focus is on compliance with Mask requirement on the trains. Last week, the federally owned company announced that it wanted to step up controls again in December. Every day, up to 50 percent of the long-distance trains are to be checked. With the action day on Monday, the railway wants to draw attention to the topic again. How many employees and officials will be on the road and how many there are normally, the railway did not initially announce.
“Violations are now the absolute exception,” said Berthold Huber, Board Member for Transportation. “So that it stays that way and our customers feel even more secure, we are again increasing the controls for Christmas and, at the same time, the seating capacity in long-distance transport for trips with the best possible distance.”
Corona: Bavaria imposes disaster with exit restrictions – Lauterbach wants to close shops
Update Monday, December 7th, 2020, 7:50 a.m .: Bavaria’s head of government Markus Söder (CSU) brought another Prime Minister’s Conference to the table before Christmas. One will “probably” need another conference before Christmas, said Söder on Sunday after a special meeting of his cabinet in Munich. One must talk again about what happens at Christmas and especially over New Year’s Eve. The SPD health expert also called for a new federal-state round this week Karl Lauterbach. From his point of view, the shops should close “at least two weeks” after Christmas, he told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Monday). He had made a similar statement in the “Tagesspiegel” and in the newspapers of the Funke media group.
Corona special meeting with Söder: Bavaria imposes disaster and exit restrictions
+++ 2.40 p.m .: Because of the persistently high Corona infection numbers Bavaria overturns the easing planned for New Year’s Eve. Only on Christmas days should the contact restrictions be relaxed, like the Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) announced on Sunday after a cabinet meeting. Only from December 23rd to 26th, meetings beyond the currently allowed five participants from two households with up to a maximum of ten people from up to ten households are allowed.
Corona special meeting with Söder: Bavaria imposes disaster and exit restrictions
+++ 2.15 p.m .: Bavaria is calling because of the persistently high Corona numbers the disaster again and imposed a night exit restriction in particularly affected regions. This should apply from a seven-day incidence of 200 to 100,000 inhabitants, as the Prime Minister Markus Söder announced on Sunday after a cabinet meeting in Munich.
In addition, classroom teaching in schools will be significantly restricted from next Wednesday. From grade eight onwards, the classes should be divided everywhere and switched to alternating lessons. In hotspots with an incidence of 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a week, the pupils from the eighth grade should switch completely to distance learning.
Update from Sunday, December 6th, 2020, 9 a.m .: Given the barely sinking Corona infection numbers In Bavaria, as in individual other countries, tightening of the applicable rules is on the way. Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has called his cabinet together for a special session this Sunday afternoon. According to the State Chancellery, the Council of Ministers wants to discuss “further measures” via video link. “It now needs a consistent approach,” Söder told the press. “We can the high death toll not accept in Germany. The infection rates are still too high. It is better to act until Christmas than a permanent stop-and-go for the population .. “
Virologist Alexander Kekulé on corona lockdown: “Politics seems to be poking around in the fog”
Berlin – Last Wednesday (December 2nd, 2020) Federal and State together an extension of the Partial lockdowns decided. Specifically, restaurants, museums, theaters and leisure facilities must remain closed until January 10th. “In principle, the situation remains as it is now, with the exception of course the Christmas regulations, which were made extra,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) after consultations with the prime ministers of the federal states. However, it will already be discussed on January 4th how it will depend on the Corona-Pandemie-Lage will go further.
Corona lockdown until January 10: Söder speaks of tightening
It is already clear that the federal states still do not agree on the decided regulations. Shortly after the announcement, Bavaria was Prime Minister Markus Söder pushed forward and had a tightening of the Corona measures At the beginning of January indicated: “The question is whether we can keep the country in this kind of half-sleep the whole time or whether we shouldn’t at some point have to think about going deeper in some places very clearly and consistently,” said the CSU chairman. One also has to think about “becoming more consistent before Christmas” and consider how the number of new corona infections could be reduced.
Lothar Wieler, President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), currently states that Germany is the Infection numbers currently “not getting down with all verve”. The restrictions that have been in place since the beginning of November are much milder than in spring, as a tougher implementation of the Corona measures had shown an effect: at the end of March the number of new infections every day was around 4,000. Four weeks later, the RKI reported a good 2,000 new cases per day, at the beginning of May around 1,000. It must be added that significantly fewer tests were carried out in the spring, and the numbers cannot be compared with the current ones.
Meanwhile, Saxony has tightened its own Corona measures seized – with an incidence of 261.5, the country has the highest national value. Since December 1st, houses and apartments can only be left there “for just cause”, for example to go to work or to the doctor. It is now compulsory to wear a mask in the open air if people are in public areas such as pedestrian zones or parking lots. Almost the entire Free State is affected by the restrictions – with the exception of the large cities Leipzig and Dresden. Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) said that the virus was underestimated.
|activities||Contact restrictions||Christmas Silvester||Hotels in December|
|Baden-Wuerttemberg||5 people / 2 households||Max. 10 people only until December 27th.||23.12. – 27.12. – open to families|
|Bayern||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|Berlin||5 people / 2 households||5 people / 2 households||23.12.-1.1. – open to families|
|Brandenburg||5 people / 2 households||Maximum of 10 people only until December 27th.||Closed|
|Bremen||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|Hamburg||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12.-1.1. – open to families|
|Hessen||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12. – 27.12. – open to families|
|Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12.-1.1. – open to families|
|Lower Saxony||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|North Rhine-Westphalia||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12.-1.1. – open to families|
|Rhineland-Palatinate||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|Saarland||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|Saxony||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12. – 27.12. – open to families|
|Saxony-Anhalt||5 people / more than 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
|Schleswig-Holstein||10 people / more than 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||23.12.-1.1. – open f. Familys|
|Thuringia||5 people / 2 households||Up to a maximum of 10 people||Closed|
Schwesig may not support the extension of the lockdown
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania however, they want the extension of the Lockdowns may not go. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) said in Schwerin: “You can already see that the measures are dampening the second wave, but it is not enough”. On site, however, you will decide whether an extension will be carried according to your own numbers. Schwesig said a decision had been postponed until December 15. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is one of them Schleswig-Holstein currently among the two countries that have a low Seven-day incidence have less than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
Corona: Virologist does not consider extending the partial lockdown to be useful
Whether the extension of the Partial lockdowns At this point in time, virologist Alexander Kekulé has said it would be useful at all. In his opinion, measures against that worked Coronavirus strongest if they were just decided, said Kekulé in the MDR-Aktuell podcast. The current extension, which came as a surprise to him, made little sense, as it would maintain the same measures, which would “usually” not bring a stronger brake. There were two options for him: either waiting until shortly after New Year’s Eve or readjusting immediately. “But then you have to take stronger measures now and not wait until January 11th,” he said. It seems to him that politics is poking through the fog.
Michael Kretschmer is really serious & wants to fool people. With his “we underestimated the virus” he wanted to express: I checked it out completely, I prefer it # Think outside the box afterwards, relaxed without end. Result, unfortunately known 🤷♂️ Saxony https://t.co/bjCfpsPazz
– Ali Kaan Sevinc (@AliKaanSevinc) December 4, 2020
Chancellor Merkel finally gives little hope of an early normalization of the situation: “We have to get through the winter without being able to rely on the fact that we already have a large amount of vaccine available.” Quantities of Vaccine ”. She does not expect significantly more vaccine until the second and especially the third quarter. The Corona-Winter is still long. (Katja Thorwarth with dpa / AFP)
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