Just days before the next conference of state prime ministers, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach spoke on the easing of pandemic restrictions. “I think we will loosen (restrictions) for good before Easter,” the politician said on Bild television. “I am deeply convinced of that.” – he added. This year, Easter falls in mid-April.
At the same time, Lauterbach warned: “We are before the peak of the disease wave. Loosening restrictions now, when infection records are falling, would be like adding fuel to the fire.”
On February 16, there will be another meeting between the German chancellor and the state prime ministers on the COVID-19 pandemic
Another meeting between Chancellor Scholz and the state premiers is scheduled for February 16. One of the topics of the meeting will just be the plan to phase out pandemic restrictions.
In a videoconference held on January 24, representatives of the federal and state governments agreed to develop an “opening plan” as soon as the overload on the health care system can be ruled out.
The CDU president believes that the process of easing restrictions should be adapted to the situation in the respective region
As far as the possible easing of covidium restrictions is concerned, CDU leader Friedrich Merz advocates an individual approach depending on the pandemic situation in a particular region. This is very different. In his view, Schleswig-Holstein could almost follow the example of Denmark. For Bavaria and Saxony, on the other hand, this is currently out of the question. Merz said in an interview with the Rheinische Post newspaper that he hopes the next conference of state premiers will come up with a plan for a cautious opening.