In the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, there is a nightly curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are exceptions for trips to work or to the doctor. District Administrator Stefan Sternberg (SPD) announced this in an interview with NDR 1 Radio MV. He was reacting to the increased number of infections. The district currently has the highest seven-day incidence value in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is currently at 176.1.
New infections – two thirds of them with the British mutant
At the weekend, a total of 74 new corona infections were found in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district. Daycare centers in Schwanheide and Groß Laasch, schools in Leezen and Hagenow and a life support workshop in Boizenburg are also affected. More than two-thirds of infections are due to the more contagious British mutation of the corona virus. According to Sternberg, there are also many diffuse outbreaks in the district, as well as two other larger outbreaks in the local companies Edeka Logistik and Mecklenburg Landpute. Sternberg justified the high numbers with the regional test strategy that has been in use for two weeks. “If you test a lot, you will find a lot,” says Sternberg.
In the daycare centers only emergency care
From today on, more parents in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district have to look after their children at home, who normally attend day-care centers, as the day-care centers initially only offer emergency care until April 7th. This means that only parents who work in systemically relevant professions or single parents are allowed to bring their children to the facilities. “With this decision we want to make a contribution to keep the steadily increasing wave of new infections as flat as possible,” said Sternberg.
Many shops remain open
Despite the high incidence values in the district, most shops remain open. This follows from the discussions between the state government and the municipalities, business associations and trade unions at the MV summit on Saturday. However, museums, galleries, libraries, driving schools and animal parks have to close. Anyone who has an appointment in Ludwigslust-Parchim in body-related services or in a click-and-meet from today needs a current negative corona test from a rapid test center or has to do a self-test on site, says Sternberg. In the other districts and in Schwerin, compulsory testing in retail should begin on April 6, in Rostock not until April 10.