The Chancellor made this clear on Thursday evening in an online meeting of the CDU Presidium, as participants reported.
The Chancellor was quoted as saying that only tightened measures could stop exponential growth.
“Too many exceptions”
The re is a possibility that the situation will get worse.” According to the Institute, 16 cases of the mutation that appeared in Great Britain are known to date in Germany, plus four cases from South Africa.
Regularly informs about the Corona situation: Lothar Wieler
According to the RKI, the population in Germany is currently significantly less restricted in their mobility than in the first lockdown. On Sundays in December, for example, it became apparent that people were out and about much more often than in spring 2020, Wieler reported.
Merkel rejected a report in the “Bild” newspaper, according to which the Chancellery was thinking about the discontinuation of local public transport. Rather, the local public transport must be relieved by the fact that employees work more in the home office and thus the contacts can be further reduced.
Thuringia draws consequences
In Thuringia, the German state most severely affected by the pandemic, it has meanwhile been decided to postpone the state elections planned for April 25. It is not supposed to take place until September 26th – at the same time as the general election.
wa / rb (dpa, afp, rtr)