Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) does not rule out further restrictions for the time after the holidays, for example in the retail trade and in schools.
"We have said that we want to maintain a certain offer until Christmas", he said on 8 December 2020 in the ARD "Morgenmagazin". "I can well imagine that there will be restrictions after that," Müller continued with a view to business. "There is also no reason to really buy a jumper on 28 December, you can do that before then."
However, such regulations would have to be implemented nationwide. "Restrictions in the retail trade, restrictions in school operations, I am curious whether everyone is really as willing to do this as we in Berlin are.
Müller also stressed that he did not consider a further meeting between the Federal Government and the Länder to discuss the corona measures again. "After all, we have a basis for any further action and for any decisions that may be necessary", said the Chairman of the Minister-Presidents' Conference. Anyone who, in view of the high numbers, wanted to decide on further measures for Christmas and beyond, could already do so. Brandenburg's Minister President Dietmar Woidke (SPD) made a similar statement.
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