After the prime ministers’ virtual corona summit on Tuesday, criticism is growing. The first federal states are already planning their further approach single-handedly.
Hanover – After the summit resolutions on the Corona * pandemic, which were criticized by many as weak, the first federal states are going on the offensive on their own: Lower Saxony is going its own way and saying goodbye to its step-by-step plan. As the head of the State Chancellery Jörg Mielke (SPD) announced on Wednesday in Hanover, the state government plans to rewrite the Corona regulation by August 25.
Then a new evaluation standard should be included, which puts the frequency of the reported infections – i.e. the incidence * – in relation to other factors, such as the occupancy of the hospitals. A suitable formula still needs to be discussed.
Turning away from the step-by-step plan: criticism of the corona summit
At the Prime Minister’s Conference on Tuesday * there was no mutual agreement on new parameters for assessing the situation. Lower Saxony would have considered this necessary and clearly expressed this in a protocol note on the federal-state resolution, announced Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) afterwards.
The Bavarian CSU Health Minister Klaus Holetschek also sees some catching up to do after the conference: “With the issue of incidence and other factors, I would have liked to have found clearer parameters. The federal government is called upon again to submit what. ”There is more sharp criticism from Bavaria.
Lower Saxony and Baden-Württemberg go their own way – without incidence values
Lower Saxony’s departure from the step-by-step plan results from the federal-state resolution that the state is now implementing, it said. In contrast to earlier decisions, this is no longer based on incidences or other parameters, but “from a completely different philosophy,” added State Chancellery boss Mielke.
After all, half of the people in Germany are now fully vaccinated against the corona virus, the SPD man notes. Far-reaching restrictions can no longer be justified for them. “Incidences and the levels that are derived from them play no role whatsoever for their freedoms.”
In Baden-Württemberg, too, they no longer want to include the seven-day incidence in the new Corona regulation starting on August 16, confirms the Ministry of Health in Stuttgart. Instead, the government is planning to implement the so-called 3-G rule as of Monday: there will then no longer be any restrictions on people for indoor cultural events, clubs or discos, provided that the visitors have been vaccinated, recovered or tested. According to the new regulation, a PCR test should then have to be presented. Exceptions apply here for indoor catering, hairdressers and body-hugging service providers: a rapid antigen test should be sufficient here.
After the summit, Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet is also criticized. (dpa / klb) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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