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“Knocked out for the second time” - Lockdown met with sharp criticism in Erdinger Land - also from politics


The impending second corona lockdown hits the Erding district hard. Not only in the Erding thermal baths do you despair. Politicians are also sharply critical.

The impending second corona lockdown hits the Erding district hard.

Not only in the Erding thermal baths do you despair.

Politicians are also sharply critical.


- The “Lockdown Light”, which was intensely discussed on Wednesday by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime Minister, will probably run throughout November and met with massive criticism and incomprehension in the district.

Not only that: Politics and business are even assuming that the infection situation could worsen if pushed into private life.

In addition, more and more affected people are giving up.


Erdingen District Administrator Martin Bayerstorfer

has no understanding for the shutdown of public life


"We have no indications that there has been an infection in busy places or in restaurants." He fears that a lockdown could even worsen the situation.

“In gastronomy, culture and events, there are hygiene concepts and lists with the personal data of visitors.

That made it easier for us to trace infection chains. ”Now there is a threat of migrating into private life:“ We can't trace anything back.

Everything is then beyond any control. ”He is of the opinion that the AHAL rules have proven themselves, the increase is also due to the time of year.

District Administrator: First wait for the consequences of the traffic lights

In addition, Bayerstorfer criticizes “that it is not first observed how the restrictions caused by the yellow and red corona traffic lights work”.

For him, the new lockdown comes at the wrong time - too early.

He also points out that there is still plenty of capacity in the clinic in Erding.

"If necessary, we will clear a whole floor for corona patients." At the moment there are only five sick people, none of them in the intensive care unit.

What would be unacceptable for Bayerstorfer: the renewed division of classes or even the closure of schools.

The infection process in no way gives that away.

Fear of social upheaval

The CSU district chief fears social upheavals: “The measures can only work if there is acceptance among the population.

And it's falling extremely right now. "

This concern also drives the CSU member of the Bundestag Andreas Lenz.

“The measures must be designed in such a way that they are understood and accepted.” This is currently just as much a problem as the danger “that social life will withdraw into the private sphere”.

The suggestion of SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach to carry out inspections in apartments is by no means acceptable.

Chancellor Angela Merkel observed that many did not stick to the rules.

“In the event of a new shutdown, the experience of the first wave must be taken into account.

The measures must be more targeted, ”says Lenz.

But it also demands that the population take the situation seriously and act accordingly.

Member of the Bundestag Andreas Lenz: A race against time

He counters the accusation that one has to wait and see to what extent the corona traffic light dampens the pandemic: "If the number of infections doubles four times, the intensive capacities are exhausted." It is a race against time.

Lenz thinks it makes sense to curb the strong growth, but also knows that a short lockdown as a “breakwater” does not offer the security “that things will not go up again afterwards.

And the winter is still a long time. ”It is now all the more important“ that we protect the risk groups, especially the elderly, knowing full well that it is not a nice state when this generation is alone again for so long ”.

Culture, already a stepchild in pandemic policy, is being thwarted again.

Jutta Kistner, managing director of the Erding town hall, is correspondingly resigned.

“If you want everything to be ruined, then do it,” she exclaims to politicians, audibly disappointed.

Your industry has proven "that we are not drivers of infection".

The renewed shutdown is a slap in the face of everyone “who has thought over the past few months that events are safe”.

Gradually she believes in irreparable damage.

Some artists and employees in the event industry have long since looked for other jobs.

“They're gone forever,” she complains.

Resignation in the town hall

The current development is a bitter blow for Kistner, "because there has been a noticeable improvement since September, events have taken place again and the number of advance sales has increased".

Now the uncertainty is enormous.

Many conferences have been postponed, "but not to 2021, but to 2022 and 2023," said Kistner.

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

His 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 time are an important time for the innkeepers, when we achieve the highest sales. " Make offers as long as the flight is in operation and people are working at the airport, emphasizes Halamoda.

Fitness studios: best sales time is lost

Erhard Schloderer, head of the Schollbach sports park in Erding, also fears the consequences of the corona emergency brake.

"The winter months, especially November, are our best time." The studios would meticulously implement all the requirements - and now punished again without having caused the increase in the number of cases.

Therme: Not again

Marcus Maier, authorized signatory at Therme Erding, had to wait three months in the spring before he was allowed to open again.

The new lockdown would


the largest wellness facility in the world at the

same time as things were getting better again.

“It all takes a lot of effort.

We are now knocked out a second time.

And as in sport, it is much more difficult to get up the second time.

But we get up again. "

It is still too early for everyone involved to assess whether they will have to extend short-time working again or even lay off employees.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2020-10-29

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