A new corona summit has already begun: What the federal and state governments want to advise today – the situation in the ticker.
- On Tuesday the federal and state governments will discuss the corona*-Summit.
- The first details have already leaked from the draft resolution: Central issues are the rights of unvaccinated people and possible relaxations for vaccinated people.
- Chancellor wants after the Corona summit Angela Merkel* appear in public.
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+++ 5.10 p.m .: The AHA rules and mask requirements should continue to apply. In order to further avoid the increase in infections, a 3G rule should also come into force, which includes vaccinated, recovered and tested people. This regulation applies to hospitals, nursing homes, indoor catering, indoor events, the use of body-friendly services, indoor sports and accommodation. This measure could be suspended by the respective countries as long as the incidence is below a value of 35.
+++ 5:05 p.m .: Angela Merkel welcomes the high vaccination rate in the population. However, she criticizes the fact that the rate of vaccination is stagnating. She also appeals to advertise corona vaccinations. She once again emphasizes the increasing incidence of infections, as the incidences are increasing again in many places in Germany.
+++ 5 p.m .: The press conference has started. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), Markus Söder (CSU) and Berlin’s Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) now appear in front of the press.
+++ 4.30 p.m .: The announced press conference is still delayed. Chancellor Merkel and other responsible parties want to give details of the new resolutions after the Corona summit.
+++ 3.45 p.m .: The press conference of the Corona summit should begin in a few minutes.
Corona summit live: First decisions become known
+++ 3.35 p.m .: After the decision that corona tests should no longer be subsidized from autumn onwards, the next measure has apparently been decided: Events in indoor rooms as well as visits to hairdressing salons, fitness studios, nursing homes, hospitals, churches and restaurants should in the future have an incidence value of 35 or can only be entered with a negative corona test.
This should apply to unvaccinated people from August 23rd. This is reported by the Tagesspiegel.
+++ 3.10 p.m .: Unvaccinated people should pay for corona tests themselves from autumn 2021. The federal and state governments have apparently agreed on this. This is reported by the news magazine Spiegel. The previously free tests on Sars-CoV-2 will no longer be subsidized from October 11th, it is said. This measure was already apparent from the draft resolution.
It is unclear how much rapid tests will cost from autumn. That is in the hands of the respective provider, for example private test centers.
Corona summit: Söder wants to make vaccination opponents pay for tests
+++ 2.30 p.m .: Those responsible at the federal and state levels apparently dealt with the aid measures for the flood disaster in the MPK very quickly. According to information from the Funke media group, approval only took 30 minutes. The other topics now relate to the measures in the corona pandemic. However, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Söder (CSU) criticized the draft resolution. This is too lax and not brave enough for him.
+++ 1.40 p.m .: As it was said from government circles, the top conference should have started a little later than planned at 12.30 p.m. In addition to corona issues, assistance for the regions affected by the flood disaster should also be discussed. A reconstruction fund is planned, in which the federal states should participate alongside the federal government. According to reports, they want to provide around 30 billion euros.
Markus Söder (CSU) tweeted a photo during the Corona summit and wrote: “Now in the MPK Chancellery. We need to increase vaccination readiness. Anyone who had a vaccination offer and consciously refuses it should no longer be able to test it free of charge from October. ”The CSU politician had already said before the start of the conference that he wanted to increase the pressure on unvaccinated people (see update from 10 a.m.).
Corona summit today: dispute between the SPD and CDU before the start of the conference
+++ 12.55 p.m .: Before the Corona summit, there should have been a dispute between the SPD and the CDU. According to information from the Business Insider news portal, the previously leaked draft resolution was apparently only discussed between the Chancellery and the CDU-led federal states. The SPD was not involved, it said on Tuesday afternoon.
In a phone call on Tuesday, which started at 10.30 am, those responsible for the SPD criticized the fact that the draft was far too non-binding. In addition, a further proposal for an MPK resolution should be worked out on this, which also reflects the attitude of the SPD.
+++ 12.00 p.m .: The deliberations of the Corona summit should begin in about half an hour. In the run-up to the federal-state meeting, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder warned of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” (see update from 10 a.m.).
Large parts of the draft resolution have already been made known (see first report from 9:00 a.m.): An ARD correspondent is expecting quick consultations in this regard. “The negotiators largely agree,” she emphasized in a live broadcast. It is only about details, such as the date when the free trial offers in Germany should end. However, these aspects could make the deliberations tough, as there still seem to be different positions.
Corona summit today: Markus Söder warns of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”
+++ 10.00 a.m .: Warns of the Corona summit on Tuesday afternoon Markus Söder* Before a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”: “Those who do not get vaccinated endanger themselves and others.” The Bavarian Prime Minister emphasized that he wanted to increase the pressure on unvaccinated people with negative financial incentives. “Whoever does not get vaccinated is also responsible,” Söder told Bavarian Broadcasting.
“And that also means that taxpayers cannot cover all of the costs. And then you have to pay for it yourself, ”said Söder, referring to the previously free corona tests in Germany. Compared to Armin Laschet *, the Bavarian Prime Minister also spoke out in favor of exempting vaccinated people from possible corona restrictions. “Anyone who is vaccinated does not pose a threat, so constitutionally it is mandatory to give them back their basic rights,” he explained in an interview with the BR. Furthermore, another lockdown in Germany must absolutely be prevented, said Söder.
Corona summit today: That is in the draft resolution
First report from Tuesday, August 10th, 2021, 9 a.m .: Berlin – The federal and state governments will discuss how Germany will proceed in the corona pandemic on Tuesday (August 10th, 2021). From 12.30 p.m., Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to discuss details of the strategy with the Prime Ministers.
Numerous topics that should be on the agenda are already circulating in advance. Among other things, it is about corona restrictions for unvaccinated people and possible easing for vaccinated people.
Corona summit today: These are the points of contention
The draft resolution of the Corona summit became known on Monday evening (August 9th, 2021). This includes the following points, among others:
- According to the draft resolution, unvaccinated people should continue to have access to gastronomy or cultural events with a negative corona test. This measure should apply regardless of the infection rate and the related incidence value.
- According to the draft, the basis of the further strategy should be the so-called 3G regulation: Access to restricted areas should therefore only be possible for vaccinated, recovered or tested people. Part of this includes access to nursing homes, clinics or hospitals, or any indoor events. According to the draft resolution, an example of this is a visit to the hairdresser.
- Unvaccinated people should have to present a negative corona test on arrival when staying overnight or staying overnight and have to complete two tests per week during a stay.
- According to the draft, the Corona summit will also advise that free tests should be discontinued in Germany from October. Unvaccinated people would therefore have to pay for corona tests in the future.
Parts of the draft resolution for the Corona summit should, however, still be formulated very vaguely: In addition to various measures that affect immediate restrictions in the corona pandemic, the summit will also discuss a differentiated handling of statistical indicators. For example, in addition to the permanent consideration of the incidence, the vaccination rate should also be included in the assessment of the pandemic situation.
After the Corona summit, those responsible for Angela Merkel want to appear in front of the press. We report live at this point.
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