In view of the significantly increasing number of corona infections, Brandenburg is introducing a nightly exit restriction over Easter.
The cabinet decided on Tuesday in Potsdam that the existing “emergency brake” in a district or an independent city would be supplemented by an exit restriction from Maundy Thursday to Tuesday after Easter, and thus tightened.
The curfew is to apply from April 1st to 6th from 10pm to 5am. The condition is a regional seven-day incidence of 100 or more for three days in a row.
Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) spoke of a serious decision, but the country had to react to the infection. Minister of the Interior Michael Stübgen (CDU) announced that the public order office and the police would go on patrol together to check compliance with the exit restrictions.
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The emergency brake applies at a seven-day incidence – i.e. a value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week – of over 100 on three consecutive days. This mark has already been exceeded in most counties. However, openings should be possible with low numbers.
The federal and state governments have agreed an emergency brake – nationally or regionally – if the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a week for three days in a row in a district or urban district is over 100. Then the recent easing will be reversed.
Brandenburg does not have a nationwide, but a regional emergency brake.
Brandenburg overturns model projects
Despite the daily increase in corona infections, the state government wanted to allow sports and cultural events, restaurants, shops and hotel openings on Monday. As model projects in certain communities. Prime Minister Woidke had announced this several times.
The openings should “serve to investigate the development of the infection process or to test digital systems for contact tracking,” said the draft of the new regulation.
On Tuesday, the role of Prime Minister Woidke backwards: “It is the wrong signal at a time when we have this massive increase in infections in the country. I don’t see any possibility for model projects at the moment. We have just decided that in the cabinet. “
The model projects should originally be possible regardless of the incidence. According to a BZ report, however, there had been harsh criticism of the planned openings despite the increasing number of infections, which Woidke has now withdrawn.