Coronavirus pandemic: The 7-day incidence will soon no longer be the sole corona standard for lockdown rules in Germany. According to a report, Bavaria is examining a different approach.
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Corona lockdown in Germany: The 7-day incidence has so far been the benchmark for all Covid-19 rules
In the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, the so-called 7-day incidence * has so far been the benchmark of all things. And above all for the rules and contact restrictions in lockdown *. But that could change soon – at least reports that picture (behind a payment barrier). Accordingly, after the Bundestag, the Bundesrat also approved a corresponding change in the law.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) * and the prime ministers of the 16 federal states, including Bavaria’s Markus Söder (CSU) *, must then also incorporate other criteria for the justification of lockdown rules. Underneath are loud picture:
Future criteria for lockdown rules in the coronavirus pandemic in Germany:
- The reproduction number (R value) *: Like many other people, a person infected with the coronavirus * is infected.
- The infection rate and Covid-19 diseases among the elderly and other risk groups.
- Corona vaccinations*: How far has the vaccination campaign progressed in Germany?
- The occupancy rate of the hospitals – not only with corona patients.
- The load on the intensive care units – not only with Corona * patients.
According to the report, the Free State of Bavaria is already examining which mix will be used as the corona lockdown standard in the future. Because: According to the change in the law, the 7-day incidence may no longer be the sole guide value from April 1st.
Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Corona emergency brake is being adjusted in some federal states
In this situation, the Corona emergency brake decided at the Prime Minister’s Conference wobbles a lot from an incidence of 100 in some federal states. At least in terms of design.
North Rhine-Westphalia wants to allow regional differentiations. With the addition of a test option, loosened opening regulations could be retained – but only for customers, visitors and users with a daily negative test result. So now it’s time for the 7-day incidence as well. (pm) * Merkur.de is part of the Germany-wide Ippen-Digital editors network