According to German media reports, the German government is planning to take specific measures after amending the infection prevention law, which should enable federal authorities to take measures to prevent the coronavirus pandemic while being within other provincial jurisdictions. on Saturday.
As the main measure, the media quoted federal government sources citing the automatic curfew between 7 pm and 5 am, and the 7-day morbidity rate in these cities and regions exceeded 100 for 7 consecutive days.
According to the list of measures that will be submitted to the CDU/CSU coalition’s ruling parliament club and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Tuesday, in case the incidence rises to 100 schools, colleges and kindergartens and above should switch to online courses.
The closure measures will also apply to all retail stores that do not need to provide services to citizens. This applies to all stores except grocery stores, pharmacies, drug stores or gas stations.
The federal government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) announced a few days ago a reform of the infectious disease protection law, which will allow the central government to take measures regardless of the status of the federal states. The government is deciding when the measures will take effect.
The background is that the federal government is dissatisfied with the “emergency brake” of the local authorities’ attitude towards the federal and provincial government’s automatic use of the so-called automatic use of the joint agreement, that is, if the number of new infections increases, stricter measures will be automatically taken.
Changing the law will allow federal authorities to take measures without waiting for a response from local authorities.
According to the federal government, all Congresses, except the right-wing populist Democratic Forces Party, support the amendment of the law.
The chairman of the Bundestag, Wolfgang Schaeuble, said that the law may be passed in the lower house of parliament next week, and the upper house of the Bundestag should vote on the same law early in the second half of April.