Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Traffic lights agree on new regulation
Corona emergency should end on November 25th
What is the next step in the fight against pandemics in Germany? Apparently, the traffic light parties are following the initiative of Health Minister Spahn to let the corona emergency run out. According to a report, however, not all measures should be taken immediately.
According to a report, the traffic light parties SPD, Greens and FDP have agreed in principle to let the pandemic emergency expire at the end of November. A transitional regulation that will apply until the end of March should take their place, the editorial network Germany reported, citing party circles.
Accordingly, the “epidemic situation of national scope” should not be extended when it expires on November 25th. According to the report, the transitional regulation should enable the federal states to enforce certain corona protective measures such as wearing masks, distance requirements and the 3G and 2G rules even after the emergency pandemic has expired. This should be achieved by changing paragraph 28a of the Infection Protection Act. So far, there is an extensive catalog of possible protective rules up to exit and contact restrictions, all of which are linked to the determination of the pandemic emergency.
The key points of the “traffic light” agreement are to be presented tomorrow, Wednesday, at a press conference in Berlin (10 a.m.). The RND reported that a corresponding bill should then be drawn up and passed by the new Bundestag in November.
Health Minister Jens Spahn from the CDU had recently announced that he wanted to let the current epidemic emergency of national scope expire at the end of November. On Friday, however, the Prime Minister’s Conference of the federal states continued to demand uniform nationwide rules for combating the corona pandemic.
In March 2020, the Bundestag determined the “epidemic situation of national scope” for the first time and has since extended it again and again. Most recently in August. It enables the Ministry of Health to issue ordinances without major coordination in order to ensure the basic supply of medicines, protective equipment or laboratory capacities.