House of Representatives deals with tense Corona situation

House of Representatives deals with tense Corona situation

The Berlin House of Representatives is dealing with the tense Corana situation today (November 18, 2021).

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A controversial debate is expected in the plenum during a special hour on what to do in light of the sharp increase in the number of Coronavirus infections. According to the Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD), the Senate is pursuing plans to implement the so-called 2G-plus rule to contain the pandemic. Under 2G-plus conditions, vaccinated and recovered people would have to keep additional distances, wear masks or present negative tests in quite a few areas of public life. The catering, hospitality and event industry is protesting against such rules and considers them legally impermissible.
Stricter Corona rules have been enforced in Berlin since last Monday: Only vaccinated and recovered persons (2G) are currently allowed access to restaurants, cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries and concert venues. Unvaccinated persons with a negative test (3G) are denied entry. This also applies to sports and leisure facilities, amusement arcades, hairdressing and beauty salons, gyms and dance studios. People under the age of 18 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the new restrictions and can access such facilities when providing a negative Covid test.
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The House of Representatives, which was newly elected on September 26, was constituted on November 4 and is now meeting for the second session of this legislative period. At the third session on December 21, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Franziska Giffey is to be elected as the new governing mayor. The prerequisite is that the SPD, the Green Party and the Left Party have come to a coalition agreement by then and that party committees have approved the government program.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 18. November 2021 10:05 Uhr

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