Apparently, some members of the Bundestag disregard the applicable corona rules. Claudia Roth is very angry about this behavior. The Green politician speaks plain language.
- There are currently 709 parliamentarians in the German Bundestag.
- Apparently not all of them adhere to the applicable corona rules *.
- Bundestag Vice Claudia Roth therefore appeals to the MPs.
Berlin – Corona vortex in Bundestag: Several MPs apparently disregard those that have been in force for months Corona rules. Bundestag Vice-President complained in a circular Claudia Roth (Greens) on Thursday that some parliamentarians “did not go into quarantine at home despite contact people who tested positive in their immediate vicinity”. This endangers the “life and health” of the employees in the affected parliamentary offices, according to the letter, which the German press agency present.
Corona in the Bundestag: cases of rule breakers known – “stayed several days in fully occupied offices”
According to federal regulations, close contact persons of those who have tested positive are obliged to go into quarantine – at least up to a negative one Corona test*, in some federal states like Bremen even longer. According to Roth, however, “cases are known in which those affected have stayed in their fully occupied offices for several days, although they should have waited for the test result”.
On the part of the Berlin health department, it is clear: “People who respond positively to the Coronavirus* have been tested, have had contact with people who are known to be infected or typical Covid-19 symptoms* should show themselves in self-isolation respectively quarantine go. ”
Corona: Several politicians have already been infected with Covid-19
In the past, some cases of politicians who tested positive have been made public. The most prominent example is certainly the Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), whose infection is now over. In addition, the CDU chairman candidate, for example, was also infected Friedrich Merz, Green politician Cem Ozdemir or lastly the Prime Minister of Brandenburg Dietmar Woidke (SPD).
No information is available on the question of how many cases are currently in the Bundestag and which party the respective MPs belong to. The circular was reportedly sent to all 709 parliamentarians. The Bundestag is currently composed as follows.
The distribution of seats in the Bundestag:
CDU / CSU*: 246 seats:
Corona vortex in the Bundestag: Roth warns – “It is important that we all take responsibility”
In order to contain the pandemic, the Bundestag the current hygiene and distance rules. The prescribed Mask requirement but do not want to accept all MPs. The AfD does not want to wear mouth and nose protection. 19 MPs of the party have therefore filed a lawsuit with the Federal Constitutional Court.
Roth meanwhile urged all parliamentarians to take the risk of infection seriously: “The continued high number of cases and the increasing burden on the health system show how important it is that we all live up to our responsibilities.” (as with material from dpa) *Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network