The chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said on Tuesday: “Germany should adopt stricter closure measures within two to three weeks to bridge the gap until the majority of the population is vaccinated.”
Armin Laschet stated that “new efforts” are needed to reduce the incidence of coronavirus to less than 100 cases per 100,000 population. Therefore, mandatory testing, digital contact tracking and Project model to start the economy.
Laschet, the prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia’s most populous province, told ZDF TV: “Then we can enter a new era where we can open up cautiously.”
Laschet did not specify what specific measures should be taken within three weeks. On Monday, he asked to reduce personal contacts, which would require a curfew and require more people to work from home.
Despite the limit of several months, the infection rate in Germany has risen because vaccination lags behind that of the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States.
According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it confirmed 6,885 new infections on Tuesday. On Monday, the incidence of coronavirus per 100,000 people fell from 128 to 123.
RKI pointed out that the number of confirmed infections may be reduced due to the decrease in the number of tests during the Easter holiday.