The partial lockdown is to be extended. The federal states want to partially tighten the corona restrictions. What changes – what remains. An overview.
- The federal states want to partially tighten the corona restrictions in Germany.
- Details of a draft resolution have already been leaked. The country bosses want to approve the paper on Monday.
- Details about Christmas, New Year’s Eve and dates are already fixed.
Berlin – Before the next corona summit with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) * they have State heads of government their line lashed down. Relaxation is currently not foreseeable – on the contrary, stricter rules should apply from December, as can be seen from the resolution proposed by the federal states for the deliberations on Wednesday. Christmas should be celebrated in a small group, but it could look bad for New Year’s Eve. However, decisions will only be made on Wednesday at the Corona summit with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).
Corona lockdown: extension
In principle, the currently applicable measures should be implemented by 20th of December to be kept. This affects, for example, the closure of hotels, restaurants or fitness studios. Citizens should continue to stay at home as much as possible and also work there and refrain from traveling and excursions. At a Incidence of less than 35 new infections per week per 100,000 inhabitants the countries should be allowed to relax independently. After December 20, the measures are to be extended every two weeks if the situation does not improve. Countries with an incidence below 50 should then be able to make their own decisions.
Corona rule: tightening
From December 1st to January 17th – with intermediate rules for Christmas and possibly the turn of the year – private meetings should be limited to two households and a maximum of five people, with the exception of children under 14 years of age. In publicly accessible buildings, buses and trains as well as in heavily frequented places outdoors, where people stay in a confined space or for longer periods, a general mask requirement should apply.
From December 21st to at least December 27th should also people from more than two households can come together – it is still unclear whether there will be five or ten at a time. Children under the age of 14 should not count. For the time after the holidays a self-quarantine for several days recommended. Agreements for the upcoming celebrations should be made with the churches – the guideline should be that large church services are to be avoided.
Corona: New Year’s Eve
If Celebrate New Year’s Eve with five or ten people from more than two households possible this year seems unclear. The resolution proposal provides in brackets that Christmas rules possibly by January 3rd to be accepted – there is still no agreement on this. However, it is already clearly stated that there should be no fireworks. Selling, buying and even igniting should be prohibited in order to relieve the emergency services, not to further burden the health system and to avoid group formation.
Corona rules for schools – mask requirement and homeschooling
At a Incidence over 50 should from the In the seventh grade, a mask is also required in class to rule. Infection-free schools should be able to be excluded from this. about Homeschooling the countries should decide for themselves. In addition, a new test strategy is planned: If an infection occurs in a class, students and teachers should be quarantined for five days and then run quick tests. The federal government should make the tests available to the federal states.
Corona financial aid
State aid for those affected by closure Companies, Self-employed and societies should be extended. For areas that can be expected to have major restrictions on business operations for months to come, the federal states are demanding one from the federal government Extension of the bridging aid until mid-2021 – for example for the culture and event industry, self-employed individuals and the travel industry. The federal government should also examine tax subsidies for statutory health insurance. (AFP) *Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.