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“A huge chunk of frustration” - From fear to anger: those affected react to the lockdown light


The nationwide "lockdown light" is causing great concern for the industries concerned. The daily newspaper has obtained votes from the Freising district.

The nationwide "lockdown light" is causing great concern for the industries concerned.

The daily newspaper has obtained votes from the Freising district.


- In view of the increasing number of infections, the federal government decided on further corona restrictions on Wednesday.

The so-called lockdown light, which is to apply from November 2nd, hits especially the gastronomy as well as the cultural and sports business hard.

Unlike in spring, daycare centers and schools should remain open as long as possible.

The FT collected votes from those affected.


“We were almost back to 90 percent,” reports senior boss Franz Nagerl from the hotel and country inn of the same name in Marzling.

The hotel had filled up again - in compliance with all corona requirements - the beer garden was full in summer and the restaurant was also busy.

“We have implemented all the requirements 100 percent,” says the restaurateur, “and the customers have also honored that”.


After the lockdown is before the lockdown: In May Franz Nagerl sen.

(standing in the back) reopen his bar after being closed for weeks.

He feels that he should shut down again as a "mess".

© Lehmann (archive photo)

The strict concept with a lot of distance and disinfection was important and correct.

But now a lockdown?

Shut up now?

“That”, says the Marzlinger, “is a really big mess!” The gastronomy, which was guaranteed not to be an infection driver, would have to be used as a scapegoat.

In view of the increasing numbers of infections, this is pure action.

"Then all department stores would have to be closed," says Nagerl.

“There are more people in there than with us.” Nagerl says that because you have managed well, you will survive this lockdown.

"But I don't know whether I'll go to the polls again."

Gerhard Halamoda also has no understanding for the forced closure of the restaurant business.

His company Allresto, a subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH, operates 50 bars at the airport.

“We have a completely different situation today than in spring, we have learned a lot.

Gastro visits are safe thanks to the hygiene concepts. ”He fears fatal economic consequences:“ Autumn, winter and Christmas are an important time for the innkeepers when we achieve the highest sales. ”At the airport there is always a basic Providing offers as long as there is flight operation and people are working at the airport, emphasizes Halamoda.


Rupert Widmann, Head of the City of Freising, finds the shutdown for cultural events very regrettable.

“Our approach was and is to meet the cultural needs of the population with an appropriate offer - in coordination with the health department.

“And at the same time, we want to give people in the cultural sector a chance to appear.” More planning security for organization and advance booking would of course be helpful.

"But the Infection Protection Act is paramount."

Musician Marc Hanow has had several appearances with his band Apollon's Smile since the summer - outdoors and in the Luitpoldhalle, in large and small cast, in Freising and in South Tyrol.

"In close cooperation with the regulatory and cultural office, we have met all the requirements," he reports.

Of course, you have to protect yourself from the virus.

But that must be done through individual assessment and a sense of proportion.

"The bottom line was that not a single corona case came out at our appearances."

It is all the more frustrating that the associated huge effort, which many have made, would be reduced to absurdity by a blanket lockdown.

“A huge chunk of frustration is set in the landscape here,” he says.

Even more: “For no artist there is anything worse than being forbidden to perform in front of an audience.

But those who live on it as solo self-employed people are afraid for their existence. "


The hands of the municipalities are tied when using sports facilities.

“We have to implement the government's guidelines,” emphasizes Widmann.

"We have no influence over that."

Fitness studios are also affected by the shutdown.

With Franz Jungmeier, owner of Number 1 in Freising, this meets with the greatest lack of understanding.

For him, this measure is downright counterproductive.

"Now people who train with us are deprived of the opportunity to keep fit and do something for their immune system." You have a functioning hygiene concept and an excellent ventilation system.

"The health department was here twice and had no complaints." A forced closure of the fitness studios was completely disproportionate - "especially since we know that we do not pose any danger, just as little as daycare centers and schools".

Daycare centers and schools

The Freising Town Hall welcomes the fact that schools and day-care centers are allowed to remain open.

“From our point of view, the experiences in spring have shown that children need their familiar surroundings and their social contacts,” says the head of the office, Widmann.

“In addition, children are usually not a source of infection.

Because in no positive case that has occurred with us so far, there has been feedback that other children were infected. "

In view of the increasing number of infections, it could happen that teachers or other educational staff would have to be sent to quarantine and this could result in occupation problems, says Widmann.

"But we want to keep daycare centers and schools open as long as possible in coordination with the health department."

The opinion of the teachers is divided.

“On the one hand, we agree that alternate lessons for teachers, parents and children are more stressful than normal classroom lessons,” emphasizes Kerstin Rehm, Chair of the Staff Council at the Freising State Education Authority.

"Probably a teacher who teaches more students is more likely to be infected than one with fewer students." Rehm therefore advocates individual decisions - depending on the number of infections.

Primary school students and graduating classes should be prioritized for classroom teaching.

Prices for drinking water are rising significantly: Various communities in the Freising district affected

Source: merkur

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