Next Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the federal state chancellors will not hold any meetings, otherwise they will jointly decide on measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and often conflict.
Chancellor Merkel generally favors stricter measures, while provincial prime ministers favor a more lenient approach. According to Reuters and ARD, their announced meeting to discuss the measures has now been cancelled.
According to Reuters, the German Federal Government reached a close agreement with the federal states and the Bundestag next week, intending to amend the law, “providing direct binding and comprehensive emergency braking (i.e. lock-in, op.a.). Incidence rate. In cities above 100.”
When the incidence rate is lower than 100, the current decision of the Provincial Prime Minister’s Conference shall continue to apply, so each province shall retain its jurisdiction.
Health Minister Jens Spahn (Jens Spahn) said that “the details will be discussed in the federal government” but the Bundestag will also decide.
The German media interpreted Angela Merkel’s move as an attempt to give the Chancellor and the federal state greater powers to manage the epidemic. Merkel supports the short-term but complete cessation of all public activities proposed by some federal provinces in order to reduce the increase in the number of people infected with the new coronavirus in the country.