Task force with minister of the Chancellery
The corona easing debate is moving again. After some experts warned that rising incidences and a far more aggressive mutant could be expected again in mid-March, many feared the next lockdown extension. But now it should be opened again in an orderly manner.
The first details have already got through.
Rhineland-Palatinate will open some stores from March 1st
The state cabinet around Prime Minister Malu Dreyer will also decide on extensive easing – for example so-called “private shopping” – from March 1st. Up to two people from the same household should be able to experience a shopping experience like before the corona pandemic, for example with a fitting.
The prerequisite is an existing hygiene concept and a prior appointment. In addition, the shopkeepers must plan a break of at least 15 minutes between appointments in order to be able to ventilate and disinfect adequately. In addition, the following areas should be allowed to reopen from March 1st:
Easings planned every two weeks
As the “Business Insider” portal claims to have learned from CDU circles, the federal government is planning extensive easing if the incidence is below 35 in the long term. It should be examined every two weeks. If it remains constant at below 35, further easing should be added.
Secondary schools should then first reopen and more personal contacts should be allowed. Afterwards, the battered sports, gastronomy and culture industries should slowly be allowed to reopen.
This new approach is a clear departure from the previous strategy. So far, the incidence values 35, 25 and 10 should serve as a mark. Now the time is more the factor.
Hygiene rules remain
At the same time, however, the following also applies: If the value rises above 35 again, closings can occur again. In order to avoid such a “yo-yo effect” and the rapidly increasing number of cases as a result of the relaxation, the previous hygiene regulations (mask requirement, distance and hand washing) should continue to apply. In addition, at the request of the Chancellor, the rapid tests should also come faster and in greater numbers so that the chains of infection can be broken quickly.
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