Dresden (dpa / sn) – Saxony promises citizens of the Free State more freedom if the number of corona falls. The state government has adopted a new Corona protection regulation for this purpose, which will apply from Monday to the end of May. However, the rules of the new regulation only apply where the federal emergency brake is no longer active: in counties and urban districts where the seven-day incidence is below 100 in five consecutive working days. All regions of Saxony are still far from this – with the exception of the two major cities of Leipzig and Dresden.
The Ministry of Health overview showed a value of 96.4 for Leipzig and 112.6 for the state capital on Sunday (from 12.30). Only the Ore Mountains (289.9), Central Saxony (237.4) and the district of Zwickau (223.8) are above the 200 mark, with a downward trend. The weekly incidence for the Free State was set at 172.8, down from 178 on Saturday.
The ministry reported the total number of laboratory-confirmed corona infections since the pandemic started in March 2020 at 273,116, meaning there have been 1,492 infections since Friday. Nine other people have been found dead with or from Corona; their number rose to 9,268. It is estimated that 246,450 infected people have recovered so far.
FACILITATED FACILITIES: Anyone who has received another coronavirus vaccination at least 14 days ago is considered fully vaccinated. These people and those who have recovered (proof of this by a PCR test that is at least 28 days old) no longer have to show a negative test, for example at the hairdresser or when buying appointments. They are placed on an equal footing with those that have been tested negative. Following the Bundestag, the Federal Council on Friday decided to relax the rules for those who are fully vaccinated and those who have recovered from Corona. Among other things, there are no exit and contact restrictions for them.
CONTACTS: With an incidence of less than 100 new corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the contact restrictions will be relaxed. Then a maximum of five people from two households can meet inside, and ten people outside. Children under 14 do not count. 20 people are allowed to attend weddings under certain conditions, 30 at funerals.
GASTRONOMY AND TOURISM: Accommodation at campsites and in holiday apartments is allowed with a stable seven-day incidence below 100 – with contact registration. Overnight stays in hotels and boarding houses are only possible again if the value is below 50 – but only with booking, testing and contact registration. A visit to the beer garden is also possible with a stable value below 100: catering companies are at least allowed to open their outdoor facilities and are already preparing for this in Dresden and Leipzig. The prerequisites are time booking and contact registration as well as negative testing if more than two households are sitting at a table.
CINEMORIES AND MUSEUMS: Outdoor events can take place again on conditions if the infection rate is stable below 100. The same applies to cinemas, theaters and concert halls as well as museums and galleries. A negative test is required and contact tracking must also be guaranteed.
SPORTS: Up to 20 children and young people may train in groups if the number of infections is correspondingly low. Contact sports are also allowed with a negative test. Fitness centers are allowed to open for contactless sports and medically necessary treatments. If the occurrence is less than 50 five working days in a row, contact-free sports at indoor and outdoor sports facilities are again possible without restrictions.
CONTACT TRACKING: Saxony is the first federal state to allow the legal use of the Corona-Warn digital contact tracking app when shopping, at events and other facilities.
In the Free State, in addition to the incidence, the occupancy of the hospital beds in normal wards counts as a benchmark for tightening the corona measures, the limit is 1300. On Sunday, 1002 beds were occupied, the occupancy continued to fall – from 68.7 on Friday to 64.4.
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