No quick lockdown end, tougher measures, quick, targeted talks with the Chancellor: Prime Minister Kretschmann was not very optimistic on Thursday.
Kretschmann wants to urge Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) to bring the video conference with the other prime ministers planned for January 25th to next week. Kretschmann said he would advocate “further and more severe measures”.
Also worried about virus mutations
He referred to the continued high numbers of infections and the newly emerged virus variants from Great Britain and South Africa, about the spread of which too little is known. “We are not yet in a downward trend,” emphasized Kretschmann.
The first cases of the mutated virus had also occurred in Baden-Württemberg. You don’t yet know what’s in store for the country.
The re is “room for improvement,” he said. Most recently, the Green politician had brought up stricter exit restrictions.
Are there coming “drastic curfews”?
“If that gets really out of hand, as we see it in London or something, and if the health system collapses, then you have to make drastic curfews. That is the only remedy that is still effective,” he said on Tuesday evening.