The lockdown is losing acceptance: even the SP is calling for an “exit strategy”. Federal Councilor Alain Berset is apparently ready to make concessions.
Published: 02/12/2021, 9:27 pm
Understand people’s frustration with lockdown: Federal Councilor Alain Berset would like to relax the corona measures as soon as possible, but must also consider possible economic costs that such a step could entail.
Foto: Christian Pfander
«Do you think I am a machine that makes decisions at the push of a button from an office in Bern?» Health Minister Alain Berset (SP) reacted in one way Newspaper interview from Thursday, when asked if he understood the population’s lockdown fatigue. «Stop asking me if I understand!», Berset ruled the newspaper’s editors «Novelist» an. «I also experience it myself!»
In addition to this emotional interlude leats But above all, pay attention that Berset is no longer categorically ruling out easing at the end of February. It is not to be expected that «all» Measures would be lifted. «But we see what happens, we understand the frustrations, and we too would like to be reopened.» A week ago, Berset had party leaders across the street pessimistic tones struck; the SVP even interpreted his statements to the effect that he wanted to extend the lockdown until August.