“We will not just be able to let things go,” said Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) on Wednesday in Hanover. The next steps are now being discussed within the state government. In addition to restricting day trips, the options could also include exit restrictions, which are named in the federal-state resolution for high-incidence regions, Weil said.
Lower Saxony goes down anyway
In a brief statement in front of the State Chancellery in Hanover, Weil admitted that the withdrawal of the resolutions agreed on Tuesday morning had caused “fidelity” to the citizens. But wrong decisions have to be taken back, that happened today, so Weil. The SPD politician said he was now counting on a voluntary “cutback in activities” during the upcoming Easter days. “We have to shut down public life as much as possible in Lower Saxony in the next two weeks.”
Sometimes harsh criticism of the measures
After the stop for the “Easter rest” initially decided at the Prime Minister’s Conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel, it came from Lower Saxony sometimes harsh criticism for this decision. The chairman of the Lower Saxony FDP parliamentary group, Stefan Birkner, speaks of a “chaos”.