Status: 06.03.2021 8:50 a.m.
Traveling over Easter? Head of the Chancellery, Braun, sees little scope for this. Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Weil warns against tightening the measures should “new opportunities be exhausted excessively”.
Most Germans have probably already written off their Easter holiday in view of the current number of infections, and politicians also see little room for maneuver.
“Very skeptical” said the head of the Chancellery, Helge Braun, with a view to the Easter holiday. For the summer vacation it is “a bit bold to speculate about it”. However, Braun emphasized: “I’m pretty sure that in the summer – like last year – we’ll be able to move around pretty normally outside,” said the CDU politician.
Relaxation from Pentecost?
The subject of travel is more complicated because the virus spreads through people’s mobility. “But I assume that from Pentecost we will be able to talk much more relaxed about travel and leisure time,” said the head of the Chancellery.
With a view to Easter, Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil even warned of tightened measures at Easter. “If everyone now exhausts the new possibilities excessively, the number of infections will increase and restrictions will be necessary,” said Weil of the “Rheinische Post”.
But most citizens are not naive and cautious for good reasons. “We bet on that.” According to the newspaper, the Lower Saxony Prime Minister did not make a clear promise as to whether trips will be possible again at Easter. “I can’t give you a reliable answer to that yet,” said Weil.
Criticism of the date of the Prime Minister’s Conference
He criticized the late date of the next prime ministerial conference, which is to take place on March 22nd. That makes it difficult for many to make plans. “But I’m counting on the fact that by March 22nd we will know a lot more about what we can do with new test concepts,” said Weil. The opening of holiday apartments and hotels would be an option.