MPK Corona Draft Resolution: Lockdown Light and Contact Restrictions December 28, 2021 – Corona Summit Results

Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Prime Minister of the federal states have agreed to new restrictions due to corona pandemic agreed to after Christmas should enter into force. From 28 December, access has been extended contact restrictions, as Scholz said Tuesday night in Berlin. The draft resolution has now been approved by the federal and state governments.

Update on December 21, 2021: In this article you will find an overview of all new decisions.
Currently is Omicron variant of the corona virus on everyone’s lips. The new mutation, a few cases of which have already appeared in Germany and which is spreading around the world, carries the risk of an “explosive spread”. It warns the government’s expert council. In the short term, the federal and state governments will then hold a new Corona summit. The following topics can be decided:
  • ONE shutdown after Christmas also for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered
  • preparatory measures to protect critical infrastructure
  • Contact reduction measures to protect Health system before an impending congestion
  • intensification of vaccination campaign

Corona draft MPK: Stricter restrictions for all

Now “Zeit Online” and Bildzeitung should be relevant draft decision present. The report says: “To curb the new wave of the omicron variant, there is also a need for further restrictions on contacts for vaccinated individuals and genesis.” This should, among other things, apply to New Year’s parties.

These Corona rules can apply from December 28, 2021

  • contact restrictions for all: Those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered should meet with a maximum of ten people
  • This should apply both indoors and outdoors
  • As soon as an unvaccinated person is present, the contact restrictions apply to unvaccinated persons
  • Parties in clubs: In some federal states, dancing has not been allowed for some time. According to the latest federal and state decision from early December, closures are linked to the incidence value of 350. Now the music could go out across the country. Clubs and discos are expected to close.
  • There should be new upper limits for events. Countries with a high incidence should events have to cancel.
  • The federal and state governments will meet for further consultations in January

Real lockdown measures as in the Netherlands with closed shops, schools and bars are probably not initially planned in Germany. Prime Minister and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants to start their deliberations at 4 p.m.

In addition, the countries, led by the Union in particular, require vaccination for all from February 2022.

RKI requires “maximum contact restrictions”

The Robert Koch Institute has announced that federal and state governments will consider the dangers of the new Omicron variant maximum contact restrictions required, viz immediately. From a “technical point of view”, Germany’s supreme epidemic authority also recommended the immediate Tuesday closing of restaurants and Extension of the Christmas holidays to day care centers and schools. RKI emphasized in a strategy paper that the greatest effects on the dynamics of the omicron wave can be expected “from consistent and extensive contact restrictions” and from measures to prevent infection. The President of the Conference of Prime Ministers, the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst, did not rule out a new lockdown.

What RKI requires:

  • closing of restaurants
  • Extension of the Christmas holidays
  • Closure of indoor sports facilities (ie gyms)
  • Closure of bars, clubs and discos
  • Prohibition of major events
  • Travel should be reduced to the absolute minimum
  • Services only 2G +

Asked if there could be a new lockdown, Wüst said on “Bild live”: “I strongly warn against excluding things now. (…) We must not exclude anything today.” Wüst pointed out that on At present, it is not legally possible to close schools or restaurants, and the new majority in the Bundestag achieved this by concluding pandemic emergency excluded, said the CDU politician. The SPD, the Greens and the FDP had, against criticism from the Union, decided to expire this legal basis with extensive restrictions. “We will discuss whether what we have today is sufficient,” Wüst announced.

First, however, it turned out before the Prime Minister’s Conference that the coming Christmas days would probably no new restrictions provided. There should probably be no restriction on meetings attended only by those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered. A coronation test should be performed before meeting others, according to a draft decision of the Prime Minister’s Conference.

According to a draft decision on Monday afternoon, stricter rules were to apply by 28 December. “Especially Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a large number of people are not responsible in the current situation. Then private gatherings of vaccinated and healthy people should only be allowed with a maximum of 10 people. According to the temporary status, clubs and discos should be closed, and sporting, cultural and similar major events should take place without spectators.

Concerns about the course came from Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU). “It creates uncertainty when, on the one hand, you say: Christmas is ok, but New Year’s Eve is like the end of the world,” Söder told ARD “Morgenmagazin”. “Today we simply have to create clarity, create planning security and also give people confidence.” In addition, it must be discussed how the schools continue after the Christmas holidays.

Wüst said: “Experts describe the fifth wave, which is now approaching us, as very, very dangerous. Now we have to make decisions so that we can, for example, maintain our critical infrastructure.” No one today can say when it is over or what action is needed.

Lockdown lights also for vaccinated: Experts expect lockdown despite booster vaccination

The general secretary of the German Society for Immunology, Carsten Watzl, expects a new one shutdownas the booster vaccinations in the Omicron variant have less protection for vaccinated and vulnerable groups of people. “That would mean that many more vaccinated people could be infected with omicrons,” says the Augsburger Zeitung expert. The chairman of the German Medical Association, Klaus Reinhardt, told Tagesspiegel: There is a risk that we will have to go into a new lockdown. If Omicron variant in Germany, despite the booster campaign spreading as fast as in the UK or the Netherlands, further contact restrictions are unlikely to be avoided.

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