The state government in Thuringia decides on new corona rules due to the high number of infections in the country. This also includes the cancellation of Christmas markets.
- Germany is deep in the fourth wave of corona*-Pandemic.
- The federal states are gradually enacting ever stricter corona rules.
- The debate about compulsory corona vaccination is picking up speed. Both Volker Bouffier (CDU*) and Markus Söder* (CSU*) are now speaking out in favor of it.
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Erfurt – Nocturnal exit restrictions for unvaccinated people between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., far-reaching 2G rules and canceled Christmas markets – want with these measures Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow* (left*) and his ministers: get the Corona * events in the country under control. After Saxony, Thuringia currently has the highest incidence; the vaccination rate (63.5 percent first vaccinations) is also only lower in Saxony than here.
The new regulation, which the cabinet passed on Tuesday afternoon (November 23rd, 2021), still has to be passed by the state parliament on Wednesday and – if approved – should come into force directly and apply until December 21st.
New corona measures in Thuringia: 2G in retail, clubs and bars have to close
According to the new regulation, the 2G rule is to apply nationwide in future to retail businesses that go beyond the basic requirements, and the same applies to all events, including in the open air. The same applies to visiting restaurants and museums – discos, clubs, bars and amusement parks have to close completely. The Christmas markets are also canceled in all of Thuringia. In addition, new contact restrictions come into force.
On Tuesday, the RKI reported an incidence of 685.3 for Thuringia and a total of 7400 people actively infected with corona nationwide. The situation in hospitals in Thuringia is also particularly tense. As of Tuesday, more than a third of the intensive care beds available in the country were occupied by Covid-19 patients.
Corona situation in Thuringia: the country wants to move patients to other federal states
The hospitalization rate was by far the highest nationwide at 18.3 corona patients per 100,000 inhabitants in a seven-day period. According to Health Minister Heike Werner (Linke), the country is currently preparing the Transfer of hospital patients to other federal states* before.
Meanwhile, the debate about compulsory vaccination against the coronavirus in Germany is picking up speed again. Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of the CDU in Hesse*, had recently spoken out in favor of a general compulsory vaccination. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder also supports one. The same applies to the head of the country Greens* in Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann. (ska / AFP / dpa) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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