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Christian Lindner (FDP) demands contact restrictions due to Corona


FDP leader Christian Lindner has announced decisive action by the future traffic light government in the pandemic. He is currently rejecting full football stadiums, but he is skeptical about curfews.

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FDP leader Christian Lindner: Carefully evaluate what is compatible with the Basic Law

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The Corona crisis team planned by the future traffic light coalition could start work in the next few days and thus before the government of the SPD, Greens and FDP takes office.

With a view to the fight against corona, FDP boss Christian Lindner said on Sunday evening in the ZDF program “Berlin direkt”: “There will be a crisis team in the next week.

A German general will be at the head. ”He did not mention a name.

According to SPIEGEL information, Major General Carsten Breuer will take over the task.

The 56-year-old is the commander of the Bundeswehr Territorial Tasks Command, which is responsible for domestic operations by the armed forces.

The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on it first.

Lindner emphasized that one had to move from talking to decisive action; better logistics for vaccination were necessary, for example.

The finance minister-designate also demanded a significant reduction in contacts.

In view of the pandemic, he was disturbed by images of full football stadiums.

He was "a great friend of the Bundesliga," said Lindner in "Berlin direkt".

“But in view of the pandemic, I am disturbed by the images full of football stadiums.

Such leisure events cannot take place in this dimension at the moment. ”The contacts would have to be reduced“ in order to protect health and freedom equally ”.

Fight against Corona - but if possible without curfews

Lindner went on to say that it was a question of "finally fighting consistently" against the pandemic.

"From our point of view, curfews are an instrument that has a very high social price with a benefit that has not been clearly proven." He opposes a debate that is always only about ultima-ratio measures.

A decision by the Federal Constitutional Court on constitutional complaints against the federal corona emergency brake from the spring is expected on Tuesday.

Lindner emphasized that one would evaluate very carefully what was compatible with the Basic Law.

The presumably new Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) emphasized at the weekend with a view to the fight against corona that there was nothing that was not taken into account.

jso / Reuters / dpa

Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2021-11-28

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