In Germany, coronavirus restrictions could continue until April 18, leaked to the press ahead of Monday’s meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state’s prime ministers.
In Germany, which has had a difficult time due to the coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus restrictions can continue until April 18th. An online meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state’s prime ministers last Friday also indicated that the “Emergency Brake Mechanism” would come into force.
According to a draft resolution leaked to the press ahead of Merkel’s next meeting with provincial prime ministers, if the number of Covid-19 cases per week exceeds 100, people from the same family can only meet with one member of another family.
The draft notes that the lockout must continue until April 18.
Referring to the general unlikely opening of closed workplaces, the draft says that only gradually can be allowed if many protective additional measures are taken. “With the test concept, it should be able to initiate temporary model projects to open individual areas of public life,” the draft said.
The draft also addresses possible evening curfews for areas with high case numbers, but does not specify a precise curfew time.
According to the draft, companies will be obliged to have their employees tested quickly twice a week. A regulation on this will be issued by the end of March. “Where it is not possible to work from home, it is imperative to wear a medical mask when there are several people in the same room,” the draft said.
The increase in the number of cases after the decision to relax the measures in Germany may lead to steps towards tightening the measures again.
The total number of cases in Germany reached 2,659,516 and the total loss of life reached 74,664.