The most important resolutions of the MV summit on Saturday are:
- Exit locks for incidents over 100
- More corona tests also in companies
- No trips to MV possible
- Mask compulsory for passengers
- Emergency brake only from an incidence of 150
If the corona infections are not locally limited, exit restrictions are to be introduced in areas with an incidence of over 100 at night, said Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) after the MV summit. It is important to contain the infection process in private. Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., people should only leave their apartment or house with a valid reason if the responsible district administrator or mayor so orders.
More tests to keep stores open
On the other hand, the country wants to use more rapid corona tests to enable shops with “Click & Meet” to stay open or to reopen quickly. According to the old strategy, the country should have pulled the “emergency brake” because of the high incidence, said Schwesig. One wanted to avoid this. Further openings for gastronomy and tourism are not possible because of the worrying infection situation.
Visiting the hairdresser only with a negative test
From next Wednesday onwards, a visit to the hairdresser or body-hugging services in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will only be possible with a negative corona rapid test. From April 6th, a negative test must also be shown when shopping, as Schwesig said. In Rostock this should only apply from April 10th. Nationwide, grocery stores, drugstores, pharmacies, gas stations, weekly markets, flower and book shops and garden centers are exempt from the obligation to test. With the obligation to test when shopping, the state government hopes to be able to keep the openings that have been made so far despite the current increase in the number of infections. The districts and urban districts have now set up a network of over 150 quick test options. A map is available on the website of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Mask compulsory for passengers
The state government wants to ensure that the options for being tested for Corona free of charge are expanded. In the future, day-care centers and schools will test twice a week. The country will buy two million additional corona tests. The mask requirement for passengers when driving is newly introduced. Anyone who does not belong to the same household or to the core family of the driver must wear mouth and nose protection. The driver is exempt from this.
Economy promises corona tests
In addition, the economy has committed itself to offering more tests for its employees. In the coming week it will be clarified how tests carried out in the company can also be accepted outside the work area. The managing director of the Association of Business Associations, Sven Müller, emphasized that small companies in particular can only offer tests for their employees if the logistics are right. He also warned of the additional aid that the federal government had promised last Monday for all the industries that cannot yet open.
“Emergency brake” from an incidence of 150
With an incidence of over 150 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the “emergency brake” should be pulled in the respective region. Some body-hugging services, driving schools, zoos, animal parks, museums and galleries will then have to close, and sports opportunities will be restricted. However, the “pedestal” retail trade is to remain largely open. Appointment shopping and visits to the hairdresser should also continue to be possible.
Locals can go on excursions within MV
Tourist trips or day trips to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are still not possible. According to Schwesig, locals can of course go on excursions within the country – even at Easter. As a contact restriction, a maximum of five people from two different households are allowed to meet.
The number of new corona infections has risen sharply in the northeast this week. More than 300 new infections were recently reported on several days. The nationwide incidence value climbed to more than 100. In the meantime, none of the two independent cities or none of the six rural districts are below the important threshold of 50.