Dispute over the end of the shutdown: Aargau wants Berset’s plan if cases explode again after easing



Aargau would like to reopen the restaurants on April 1st. However, the canton wants a plan in the event that the corona situation develops unfavorably after the first opening step.

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Many cantons are angry that restaurants, cinemas and theaters should continue to exist. You want to open first.

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Catering establishments must remain closed for the time being.

Catering establishments must remain closed for the time being.

Adrian Moser

Federal Councilor Alain Berset is not happy about the cantons' advance.

Federal Councilor Alain Berset is not happy about the cantons’ advance.

Esther Michel

  • What happens if the number of cases explodes again after the opening?

  • © www.de24.news The  canton of Aargau demands that the Federal Council think in scenarios.

  • If restaurants could only open the terraces, it would not be worthwhile, believes the Aargau government council.

© www.de24.news The  Federal Council’s exit plan provides for shops, museums and libraries to open on March 1st. © www.de24.news The  catering establishments should then be allowed to use the outdoor area again in April. Before the final decision on Wednesday, the cantons can comment on the plan.

Now Aargau has also taken a stand. © www.de24.news The  canton is more cautious than Vaud, for example, which wants to reopen the catering businesses in mid-March. But the pace of the Federal Council is too slow in Aargau: the canton would like to allow restaurants to receive guests again from April 1. He justified this with the fact that the catering trade could hardly cope with a longer closure. Opening the terrace alone is not worthwhile. According to the Aargau government, it should also be possible to operate the retirement home canteens once the vaccinations in the retirement and nursing homes have been completed.

What if it goes wrong?

© www.de24.news The  Aargau government councilor Jean-Pierre Gallati warns of a relaxation euphoria: Until the vaccination rate is high enough, great caution is still required. “It is important not to gamble away what has been achieved and thus avoid a ‘yojo effect’.”

He therefore also suggests working out a scenario in the event that the epidemiological situation should worsen again after the first easing step on March 1st. “© www.de24.news The  Federal Council’s procedure is not described if the situation should develop unfavorably after the first opening. We suggest that the Federal Council not only assume a best-case scenario, but also prepare a worst-case scenario. ” © www.de24.news The  Federal Council should therefore indicate when it would withdraw which measures in such a case or which additional measures it would take.

Vaccination quota as a criterion for relaxation?

In the past few days, Graubünden, St. Gallen, Uri and other cantons had already made their positions public. © www.de24.news The  St. Gallen government, for example, is pushing the pace much more strongly than the Aargau. She wants to allow private meetings up to ten people again from March or downgrade the home office obligation to a recommendation. © www.de24.news The  canton of Uri also wants to overturn the home office requirement. With the rule of five, he no longer wants to count children.

Above all, the Uri government wants to consider the vaccination quota as a criterion for further easing steps: “© www.de24.news The  progress of vaccination is important to prevent severe courses of the disease. As soon as fewer people are in need of hospital due to a Covid infection, the restrictions in public life can also be relaxed. ”

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