No Corona "emergency brake" for the time being

No Corona "emergency brake" for the time being

Berlin is not yet taking back cautious opening steps of the past weeks despite strongly rising Corona infection figures.

Michael Müller

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Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin, delivers a government statement at the 76th plenary session of the Berlin House of Representatives on the topic "Together out of the pandemic - responsibly, with a sense of proportion and flexibly".

"I believe that it is not a viable path to now turn back everything that we have fought for in terms of possibilities and freedoms in recent days and weeks," said Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) in a government statement in the House of Representatives on Thursday (25 March 2021). Rather, he said, there are new possibilities through vaccination and testing, so that one no longer has to react exclusively with restrictive measures as in the past.
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Müller thus retreated from the decision of the federal and state governments to apply the so-called emergency brake, which was reaffirmed during the consultations with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Tuesday night. According to the decision, if the incidence is stable at more than 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the measures would have to be withdrawn within seven days. In regions with an incidence of over 100, restrictions should even be tightened according to the federal-state resolution. In Berlin, the seven-day incidence on Wednesday was 118.2 after 102.3 the previous day.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 25. March 2021 12:12 Uhr

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