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.
An oversized model of a corona virus is in the Martinus Church in the Renningen district of Malmsheim
© Marijan Murat / dpa
The number of
in Germany is at a new high
Politicians and scientists are therefore pushing for another
Several federal states have
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
decided at the beginning of November
should enable a normal Christmas party in the family under the given circumstances.
But the steadily increasing
last week has now
a new debate about tougher measures on the
Voices from politics and science are increasingly pressing for
Corona measures at Christmas: CSU politician Dobrindt defends easing
Although, according to the
"Politbarometer", almost every second German is in favor of stricter rules in the fight against the corona virus, CSU regional group leader
the relaxation of contacts over Christmas.
Despite the persistently high number of
on Thursday on
- “Morgenmagazin”: “It remains that you
have to have the chance to meet
advocate increased security measures, such as
in schools, to enable a
with the family.
Many politicians against easing at Christmas due to the increasing number of corona cases
With this view,
now pretty much alone in his own party.
On Thursday, the Bavarian State Chancellery
spoke out in
favor of stronger
- in a sense Markus Söder's right hand - justified this with 4983 new infections within one day.
The numbers in
He warned of an impending overload of the
It is therefore advisable to limit contacts - even at
"This virus follows neither the church year nor our personal plans," warned Hermann.
striking in the same direction as many other Union politicians in the past few days.
Vice-CDU Bundeschef and Baden-Württemberg Interior Minister
warned that the previous measures had not had the necessary effect.
Strobl is therefore of the opinion that only a
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.
and it's about the
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!
The virus doesn't care about Christmas or our traditions.
And it won't give us any presents either.
- Sandra Ciesek (@CiesekSandra) December 10, 2020
, Director of the Institute for Medical Virology at the University Hospital Frankfurt, took the new
as an opportunity to make an emotional
to the population.
On Twitter she warned, “The virus is not interested in
And it won't give us any presents. "
The President of the
Robert Koch Institute also
speaks out against
the corona measures over the
I think the important measure is to
the easing over Christmas,
He pointed out that such loosening would make the infection process
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
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
The celebrations will take place this year on the condition that no more than
five people from two households
are allowed to come together.
” 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
In view of the high number of infections, however, it is absolutely the
right way to go
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