Corona: Kretschmer wants curfew only from an incidence of 200

Dresden – Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (45, CDU) sees a “considerable need for discussion” in the planned revision of the Federal Infection Protection Act.

Regulations for restrictions should not be based solely on incidence values, said the CDU politician on Sunday in Dresden. As an additional factor, for example, the performance of the health system must be taken into account by taking a bed indicator into account as the basis for more severe restrictions. “From my point of view, this is a mandatory prerequisite for acceptance in the population.”

As Kretschmer further demanded, an intervention threshold for the curfew should only apply from an incidence of 200.

In addition, further exemptions for the retail trade would have to be included in the law, “so that matters relating to daily needs are still possible in the event of a bridge lockdown”. As examples, he cited workshops, shops for baby supplies and newsagents. Above all, the federal government should dispense with regulations in the school sector. After all, the law must be limited in time and expire automatically.

The federal government presented a proposal for nationwide measures against the third corona wave on Saturday. The draft for an amendment to the Infection Protection Act is now to be coordinated with the parliamentary groups in the Bundestag and with the states. This includes, for example, nocturnal exit restrictions with a corona incidence over 100 and school closings from an incidence of 200.


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