Major Müller critical of complete night-time curfew

Major Müller critical of complete night-time curfew

Berlin's mayor Michael Müller (SPD) is critical of a complete night curfew to contain the Corona pandemic.

Michael Müller

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Michael Müller (SPD), Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Such a measure, as brought into play by a current draft of the federal government to tighten the Infection Protection Act, "should certainly be critically questioned", Müller told the Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Saturday. "From Berlin's point of view, I can say that we have already adopted many measures in this draft." It remains the responsibility of the federal states to implement the law should it be passed "in this or a similar form".
The federal and state governments had moved away from the previous format of the Conference of Minister Presidents before new decisions were taken in the Corona crisis. Parliament and the Bundesrat are now to adopt uniform federal measures as quickly as possible. Müller is currently chair of the Minister Presidents' Conference.
In a formulation aid, which is available to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur and which was sent to parliamentary groups and federal states on Saturday, the federal government proposes several measures for districts in which an incidence of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants or more is registered within one week - which is currently more than half of all districts in Germany.
Among other things, it proposes curfew restrictions from 9 pm to 5 am. There should only be a few exceptions, for example for medical emergencies, the way to work or the care of animals, but not for evening walks alone.

Source: dpa

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