When can the corona restrictions in Germany be expected to end? After Jens Spahn and Markus Söder, Angela Merkel also spoke.
Update March 26, 10:44 p.m .: Chancellor Angela Merkel has also become a possible one The End the corona–Restrictions voiced. In a conference at the G20 summit * Merkel said that at the time of a journalist’s request is not yet the time to talk about easing the measures. The Chancellor is in line with Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder and NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet, who had previously taken a stand on the subject.
Merkel went on to say that after the short time that the measures now apply, the effectiveness cannot be assessed.
Update March 26, 8:25 p.m .: Also Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet has now joined the discussion on a The End the Corona restrictions voiced: “The date is set after the Easter holidays”Laschet said on Thursday evening on the ARD. At this point, you have to decide about the school closings, he explained. However, the politician also warned that one should not think too quickly about an end to the measures. “We are not over the mountain,” warned Laschet.
Söder talks about the end of the corona shutdown: “Don’t get up too early”
Update March 26, 7:51 p.m .: The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder did a video message on Thursday ahead of an early one The End the corona–Restrictions warned. Söder said in the message sent via Twitter:
“I think we can get through this, but it is important that you don’t get up too quickly, as if you have a normal other illness, and start again too soon, then it can get a lot worse in the end.”
And further: “If we want to be successful and if we want to get out of this crisis, we must continue on the path that we have now taken,” said Söder in a video message distributed on Thursday evening.
Söder may also have responded to a statement by his deputy Hubert Aiwanger (free voters). The Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Vice-Government had said on Wednesday evening on BR television that, of course, one had to “keep an eye on the exit”.
The cohesion in the Corona crisis is impressive. Now we have to hold out together. Please keep the basic exit restrictions so reliable. Only then can the measures take effect. Let’s continue on the path we have chosen! pic.twitter.com/1XwR6H7MAK
– Markus Söder (@Markus_Soeder) March 26, 2020
When does the corona shutdown end? Linke mad at Spahn and RKI: “That is irresponsible!”
Update March 26, 4:55 p.m .: It is still unclear when Contact ban and exit restrictions in Germany can be loosened again – and what effects that will have on the Corona virus crisis would have. But in Bavaria initial concrete considerations are already underway. Markus Söders coalition partner in the state government, the Free voters, are working on post-shutdown plans.
A working group “Exit Strategy Coronavirus” founded on Thursday is now dealing with “what comes after the end of the pandemic – measures that should take effect as soon as we can return to normal life,” said the group. “We therefore call for a widely available antibody test that can be used to determine the basic immunization of the population. Groups of people who can expect a severe course of Covid 19 should be better isolated and protected, ”said Group leader Florian Streibl.
Meanwhile, there is also a lot of debate about switching to the isolation of the elderly and risk groups. A corresponding proposal by the Green Party politician Boris Palmer has met with some violent reactions. Such considerations are also supported by a well-known philosopher.
Corona shutdown: Obviously great agreement among the population – Germans expect expansion
Update March 26, 3.35 p.m .: There is obviously a lot of support for this among the population No contact and the further measures against the spread of the coronavirus. 88 percent of the respondents to a YouGov survey on behalf of dpa agree with the previously adopted regulations. One in three (32 percent) would like even tougher restrictions. Only eight percent of Germans consider the measures to be excessive.
83 percent say they fully adhere to the agreed rules, 12 percent partly. Only two percent state that they do not follow the new rules at all. The older the respondents are, the more likely they are to stick to the contact block. 64 percent expressed the expectation that the decision would be taken Measures to avoid human contacts are tightened again.
When does the corona shutdown end? Linke mad at Spahn and RKI: “That is irresponsible!”
Update March 26, 3:01 p.m .: The Left in the Bundestag criticizes the federal government’s crisis management in matters Corona virus – especially with a view to the way out of the shutdown. Neither Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) yet the Robert Koch Institute the group’s health expert complained that “they are able to make the public aware of the criteria according to which new infection rates or hospital occupancy are used, whether the measures are relaxed” or not. Achim Kessler.
“That is irresponsible!” He added. “Of course, the situation has to be updated on a daily basis, but people have the justified right to know the ministry’s timetable in times of uncertainty and massive restrictions on their freedom of movement.” Decisions of this magnitude should “neither be delayed nor made in the ministerial back room”.
Corona shutdown: end in sight? Scheuer wants to “wait for the facts”
Update March 26, 2:21 p.m .: Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner (CDU) at a press conference at noon did not want to make a forecast about a possible end of the shutdown. “You shouldn’t speculate on such a date,” she said.
“I can understand the impatience in the country,” said Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer (CSU). At the same time: “We accept the situation because health comes first”. One now has to wait for the facts – and ensure that the country is well prepared for a revival of the economy.
Update March 26, 1.30 p.m .: Also the SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach warns of one premature end of the shutdown due to the corona crisis in Germany. “We should not now accept the deaths and lifelong damage of many for a few weeks faster normality in the economy,” Lauterbach warned in a tweet on Thursday. “This discussion is also about money for health. Health comes first: the economy is recovering, the dead are not. ”
We must not now accept deadly and lifelong damage to many for a few weeks faster normality in the economy. This discussion is also about money for health. Health comes first: the economy is recovering, the dead are not https://t.co/lvaIy7hT5r
– Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) March 26, 2020
When does the corona shutdown end? German cities in great concern – Minister warns: “Not okay”
Update March 26, 12:32 p.m .: When does the end Corona shutdown? There is already an increasingly sharp political struggle over this question. Of the Association of cities and municipalities (DStGB) has now appealed to the federal and state governments to develop strategies to relax the current exit restrictions. “In the long term, we cannot paralyze the entire country,” said managing director Gerd Landsberg to the newspapers of the Funke media group – even if the measures are currently “correct and necessary”.
A central question is whether School operations and childcare would be resumed after the Easter holidays, Landsberg said. An opening of restaurants must also be considered. The restriction of larger events and special distance rules would be necessary in the long term. Landsberg warned that a total restriction could only ever be a short-term solution. At the same time, he called in Handelsblatt Financial aid: “Nothing would be more dramatic than jeopardizing the functioning of the municipalities in these difficult times due to a lack of financial resources”.
Also Bundestag Vice President Thomas Oppermann (SPD) advocated appropriate considerations. “We now have to look for ways to get the business going again in the foreseeable future,” Oppermann told RTL and n-tv. “We cannot now set ourselves up in a completely bleak, that-remains-now-for-months perspective.”
Oppermann and his SPD party friends Hubertus Heil and Stephan Weil however, also dampened hopes. He believes that April is all it takes to get the knowledge he needs, Oppermann said. “A sudden return to normal is hardly conceivable,” said Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Weil. At best, a “step-by-step approach” is conceivable. “To announce now, that is over after Easter, that is a wish,” emphasized Minister of Labor Heil. Other demands were “not okay”.
Corona shutdown: end in sight? Virologist Drosten also comments
Update March 26, 11.30 a.m .: Even the well-known Virologist Christian Drosten has clearly dampened hopes of an abrupt end to the restrictions on public life. “Such simple demands that you simply isolate risk groups does not work,” he said at a press conference Minister of Science Anja Karliczek (CDU).
Still, you have to “get out of there,” of course, Drosten said. The effect of the restrictions must now be “made a little more specific”. Here, too, science is asked. Politicians need model predictions. “In the near future”, the regulations will probably be “adjusted”, he emphasized. Karliczek also said it was “not a permanent condition”.
When does the corona shutdown end? Seehofer opposes demands: “Not with me”
Update March 26, 9.45 a.m .: Home Secretary Horst Seehofer (CSU) the Germans swear by one with clear words Corona lockdown continued until at least Easter on. The ability of the economy to function “to be restored by accepting many dead or sick people who are healed but have permanent damage is out of the question for me,” he said Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published on Thursday. “Not with me,” emphasized Seehofer.
“It is an illusion to believe that a virus can be controlled gradually so that only the 90-year-olds or 80-year-olds or 70-year-olds are affected,” said Seehofer, referring to possible loosening Curfews and shop closures: “When I hear something like that, I go crazy.” Even ideas that Corona virus crisis about making a “Herd immunity“To oppose, Seehofer – like many virologists – refused. On the one hand, there is no guarantee of immunity to the virus, on the other hand, this strategy means accepting sacrifices. He thinks this is “unacceptable”.
However, the also indicated Federal Minister of the Interior now already a possible time horizon for an end of the rigid regulations. “Great discipline until Easter is necessary”. After that, a reassessment is appropriate – and bridging measures “until we have an effective medication or a vaccine”.
Amongst other things Union fraction vice Carsten Linnemann (CDU) already has one End of the economic break after Easter required. “For the entire economy and our state, the damage will be sustainable and cannot be compensated for decades if we do not gradually start up the economy again after Easter at the latest,” said Linnemann der image. Bavaria’s Vice Prime Minister also spoke of the end of the measures towards mid-April on Wednesday Hubert Aiwanger (Free voters).
Corona shutdown: Chancellor’s office becomes concrete – this is what the next steps would look like
Update March 25, 6:02 p.m .: Head of the Chancellery Helge Braun has hinted for the first time how the contact restrictions due to the corona crisis could be relaxed: “The next phase is of course: Young people who do not belong to the risk groups are allowed to take more streets again. But then we have to test the infected people consistently find out and track their contacts so that it doesn’t increase exponentially again. ”
Braun said this via the Jodel app when he answered questions from Internet users. Currently, a lot depends on whether the infection curve can be kept flat with the measures that have been decided. “This will show up in the next two weeks,” said Braun. Then hopefully the question of an end to the restrictions could also be answered.
Spahn speaks of time after Corona – end of shutdown in sight?
Berlin – The Corona virus * and those decided because of the pathogen activities currently also put in Germany the economy and public life are largely lame. So far it is not clear how long that of Angela Merkel Prohibited contact, the school closings or exit restrictions in Bavaria * will continue.
“There will be a time after Corona”said Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn on Wednesday in the Bundestag in Berlin. However, it is completely unclear when this time will come. Spahn made again the reasons for the currently met activities Attentive: The nationwide contact blocks served to keep the operation of clinics and practices running. “The time we are gaining now protects our health care system against overload and overwork,” said the minister. The willingness of citizens to help is enormous.
Spahn then offered prospects for the Federal Government to phase out the current corona protective measures for the first time. “We use this time not only to develop concepts, but also to prepare them for implementation, like we do gradually remove restrictions can, ”says Spahn.
End of corona measures: Spahn wants concept by Easter
Called a time frame for this Spahn but not. “The more determined we are now, the faster we can get back to everyday life,” he said. “If we develop a new sense of belonging in this crisis, it will also strengthen us for the future – because there will be a time after Corona.”
Spahn also told Die Zeit that an overall concept for a possible end to the corona measures was to be developed by Easter. Part of this could be asking older people “possibly over a period of several months to severely limit their contacts and, if in doubt, to stay at home.”
Previously FDP-Boss Christian Lindner warned of the consequences of lengthy restrictions in the Corona crisis and called for freedom to be restored to people as quickly as possible. The current restrictions such as the ban on contact * are proportionate, said the chairman of the FDP group on Wednesday in the Bundestag. “But the current state contradicts human nature.”
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End of corona measures: Lindner calls for “exit strategy”
It does not suit an open society, endangers the economy and also social peace, “if people’s acceptance could decrease in the very near future”, Lindner warned. The condition must therefore be overcome “step by step, but as quickly as possible”. For this, the health care system would have to be upgraded and a comprehensive test for the coronavirus provided. The government, states and municipalities would have to “do everything so that people can return to freedom as quickly as possible.”
Talking to the Cologne city scoreboard Lindner also called for a corona crisis “Exit strategy”. The FDP is currently carrying a lot of measures, “but at the same time we ask every day how long these are still necessary and what is being done to make them dispensable,” the FDP chief told the paper.
Coronavirus: Linnemann (CDU) demands shutdown end after Easter
Union parliamentary group vice-president Carsten Linnemann (CDU) went one step further and called for an end to the economic break after Easter in the coronavirus crisis. “For the entire economy and our state, the damage will be sustainable and cannot be compensated for decades if we do not gradually start up the economy again after Easter at the latest,” said Linnemann der image– Newspaper (Wednesday). For some companies, the limit has already been reached. The time until then must be used to contain the virus and prepare the health system for the epidemic, said the head of the middle class and economic union.
One way out of current restrictions could be to develop a vaccine * and a corona drug *.
US President Donald Trump wants to remove the restrictions in North America until Easter if possible. However, he receives a lot of criticism for this.
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