The corona numbers in Munich, Bavaria and Germany continue to drop rapidly. Munich has already reached the target mark. Mayor Dieter Reiter campaigned for openings in advance.
The city of Munich has an incidence of 34.4. (see update from February 16, 10:04 a.m.)
CDU boss Armin Laschet has now expressed sharp criticism of the corona policy. (see update from February 15, 9.26 a.m.)
Because of the current figures, Munich’s Mayor Reiter considers it appropriate that the next Prime Minister’s conference will talk about easing. (see update from February 15, 4:50 p.m.)
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Update from February 16, 10:52 a.m .: From March 1, citizens should receive free rapid corona tests. Health Minister Jens Spahn announced this via Twitter.“From March 1st, all citizens should be able to be tested free of charge by trained staff using rapid antigen tests.
The y are now sufficiently available on the market.
The municipalities can commission their test centers or pharmacies with such offers, ”said Spahn. According to this, test centers and pharmacies on site should be supplied with the tests.
Corona: Munich incidence continues to fall – city falls below target value
Update from February 16, 10:04 a.m .:
The important 7-day incidence in Munich continues to decline. According to the latest data from the RKI (as of February 16), the value for Munich is now 34.4. Munich is thus below the target incidence of 35, which was given as a benchmark for further easing (see update from February 15, 4:50 p.m.). Across Germany, according to the RKI data set, the value is 58.7.
Update from February 16, 9.26 a.m .: CSU boss Markus Söder continues to stick to the path of caution in his corona policy. Only recently did he even praise the “No-Covid” strategy in the ZDF magazine’s heute journal. This strategy is to use the right measures until the incidence is reduced to zero.
The lockdown, which has now been extended to March 7, aims to reduce the nationwide incidence to below 35 – only then will it be possible to relax.
The new CDU boss and Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia, Armin Laschet, now surprised with a statement that is clearly directed against the policies of Söder and also Chancellor Merkel.
Corona lockdown: attack against Merkel and Söder? CDU boss Laschet sharply criticizes Lockdown
“I still think the popular attitude is to forbid everything, to be strict, to treat citizens like underage children,” said the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister at the digital New Year’s reception of the Baden-Württemberg state association of the CDU Economic Council. To get very specific: “You can’t always invent new limit values to prevent life from happening again,” he said. “We cannot measure our entire life just by incidence values.” We also have to look at the damage that happens to society and the economy, says Laschet.
Corona: Gastronomy, retail, culture – Munich’s mayor Reiter speaks of easing
Update from February 15, 4:50 p.m .: Munich’s Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) has expressed himself to relax in view of the positive corona trend in Munich. “We are in Munich with a 7-day incidence of just over 35. If the trend continues and the number of new infections remains stable, you have to think about further easing,” said the mayor on Monday afternoon.
Reiter had already spoken about a possible opening strategy in a conversation with CSU boss Söder last week. It should be about the opening of the retail trade, gastronomy or cultural institutions and in popular sports. Should the numbers continue to decline so significantly – as is currently the case in Munich – opening steps should “urgently be on the agenda of the next Prime Minister’s Conference at the beginning of March,” said Reiter.
Reiter also said that extensive hygiene concepts had been successfully implemented in gastronomy, culture and retail, which is why, from his point of view, opening up in these areas was “proportionate”.
First report from February 15, 2021
Munich – Last Wednesday (March 10th) a decision was made:
The corona lockdown will be extended. Surprisingly, Chancellor Merkel (CDU) announced a new benchmark for easing.
The se are only possible from an incidence of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.
The premise was particularly surprising because in previous rounds the target mark was always set at an incidence of 50.
Now the numbers in Germany have been falling for weeks, the nationwide incidence is currently 58.9 (RKI: as of February 15). In Munich it is even 36.9. CSU boss Markus Söder explained in the ZDF program “Anne Will” on Sunday evening, February 14th, once again the plan to make easing possible – but also emphasized that this was not secured.
Corona lockdown: Söder explains easing strategy at Anne Will (ZDF) – “very quickly, very quickly”
When asked how things will go with the easing, the Bavarian Prime Minister presented two options that were possible. If the number of cases goes down further and the target incidence of 35 is reached, there will be “loosening up very quickly, very quickly, of course,” says Söder. However, this depends on one essential point: the virus mutations. Because if these should fully impact the infection process, one must clearly distance oneself from the former. Now it is important to “be patient” and wait until March 7th, said the CSU chief. March 7th is blocked in Söders calendar for another federal-state summit. Here the Prime Ministers want to decide together with the Chancellor how things will continue in Germany.
Corona: No vacation on Easter? Söder brakes Kretschmer announcement – “Wouldn’t trust me now …”
Michael Kretschmer (CDU) caused displeasure at the weekend.
The Prime Minister of Saxony had rejected an Easter holiday this year. He is a friend of “being honest”, says Kretschmer. It is not possible this year to go on vacation again during the Easter holidays, as the aim is still to reduce mobility and contacts as much as possible. CSU boss Söder distanced himself from Anne Will’s harsh holiday ban: “I wouldn’t dare to make a final prognosis about what will take place at Easter and what will not. I don’t think that’s really wise today, ”he says. As for further loosening up of social life, the same applies to planning the Easter break this year: further decisions can only be expected at the next federal-state summit.
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