Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer has announced a tougher lockdown from January. If the number of corona infections does not drop by Christmas, we will no longer be able to open the kindergartens after Christmas, said Kretschmer on Wednesday. The schools would then remain closed longer and it would have to be discussed whether the shops would remain closed for a certain period of time, said the Prime Minister. He hopes that the measures taken so far are sufficient. Closing everything like in spring is a very expensive measure. The Free State of Saxony does not have this strength.
When the new Corona Protection Ordinance was presented last Friday, Kretschmer spoke of a lockdown if the measures did not work in December. He considers the closure of restaurants and hotels to be likely until January. You have to think ahead, said the CDU politician on Wednesday morning on ZDF. This includes saying to restaurateurs and hoteliers: “There will be no easy relaxation.” This applies to December.