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Careful towards Christmas lockdown? Söders right hand expresses itself tellingly - "Virus does not follow the church year"

2020-12-11T01:17:07.995Z

A Christmas party with loved ones - that was the goal of German politics for a long time. But high numbers of infections could shake the plans. A hard lockdown threatens.



A Christmas party with loved ones - that was the goal of German politics for a long time.

But high numbers of infections could shake the plans.

A hard lockdown threatens.

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An oversized model of a corona virus is in the Martinus Church in the Renningen district of Malmsheim

© Marijan Murat / dpa

  • The number of

    corona cases

    in Germany is at a new high

  • Politicians and scientists are therefore pushing for another

    hard lockdown

  • Several federal states have

    already withdrawn

    easing

    on public holidays

  • This article is continuously updated.

Munich - For a long time it looked as if

a Christmas with friends and family would be possible

despite

Corona

.

The

partial lockdown

decided at the beginning of November

should enable a normal Christmas party in the family under the given circumstances.

But the steadily increasing

number

of

corona cases

last week has now

triggered

a new debate about tougher measures on the

holidays

.

Voices from politics and science are increasingly pressing for

tightening of

the measures.

Corona measures at Christmas: CSU politician Dobrindt defends easing

Although, according to the

ZDF

"Politbarometer", almost every second German is in favor of stricter rules in the fight against the corona virus, CSU regional group leader

Alexander Dobrindt

defended

the relaxation of contacts over Christmas.

Despite the persistently high number of

infections

, the

CSU politician

said

on Thursday on

ARD

- “Morgenmagazin”: “It remains that you

have to have the chance to meet

at

Christmas

”.

Instead of

restricting

contacts

,

Dobrindt

wants to

advocate increased security measures, such as

distance teaching

in schools, to enable a

Christmas

with the family.

Many politicians against easing at Christmas due to the increasing number of corona cases

With this view,

Dobrindt is

now pretty much alone in his own party.

On Thursday, the Bavarian State Chancellery

Florian Hermann

(CSU)

spoke out in

favor of stronger

restrictions

.

Hermann

- in a sense Markus Söder's right hand - justified this with 4983 new infections within one day.

The numbers in

Bavaria are

high

too high.

He warned of an impending overload of the

health system

.

It is therefore advisable to limit contacts - even at

Christmas

.

"This virus follows neither the church year nor our personal plans," warned Hermann.

Hermann is

striking in the same direction as many other Union politicians in the past few days.

Vice-CDU Bundeschef and Baden-Württemberg Interior Minister

Thomas Strobl

warned that the previous measures had not had the necessary effect.

Strobl is therefore of the opinion that only a

hard lockdown

can calm the infection process.

“As sad and drastic as it is for the population: That is why we will hardly be able to avoid more decisive measures in hotspots and in the area.

It's about

human life

and it's about the

health of

many people, ”appeals Strobl.

RKI and Ciesek speak out against corona easing at Christmas

It can not go on like this.

Protect yourself and those around you!

Now!

The virus doesn't care about Christmas or our traditions.

And it won't give us any presents either.

https://t.co/S4kbxGUfNo

- Sandra Ciesek (@CiesekSandra) December 10, 2020

Sandra Ciesek

, Director of the Institute for Medical Virology at the University Hospital Frankfurt, took the new

highs

as an opportunity to make an emotional

appeal

to the population.

On Twitter she warned, “The virus is not interested in

Christmas

or our

traditions

.

And it won't give us any presents. "

The President of the

Robert Koch Institute also

speaks out against

easing

the corona measures over the

holidays

.

I think the important measure is to

really prevent

the easing over Christmas,

”said

Lothar Wieler

on Thursday.

He pointed out that such loosening would make the infection process

dynamic

that is 

difficult to control

 .

In the first federal states, such as Thuringia, the planned easing over the

Christmas holidays has

already been withdrawn.

Jewish community is already celebrating Hanukkah under Corona conditions

While appropriate

Corona measures

for Christmas are still being discussed, the Jewish community in Germany will be celebrating the eight-day

Hanukkah festival of

lights from Thursday under strict contact

restrictions

.

The celebrations will take place this year on the condition that no more than

five people from two households

are allowed to come together.

“It's a

restriction,

” says Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

In addition, it was a "certain unequal treatment," he said with a view to the political plans for

Christmas

.

In view of the high number of infections, however, it is absolutely the

right way to go

.

(phf) dpa

List of rubric lists: © Marijan Murat / dpa

Source: merkur

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