New Year's Eve (symbolic picture)
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The Union-led federal states are calling for a nationwide ban on firecrackers for New Year's Eve and on New Year's Day.
Shortly before the start of the deliberations on breaking the fourth corona wave, this application was made for the draft resolution.
According to SPIEGEL information, they were supported by Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann.
In addition, there should be a ban on fireworks in "public places to be defined by the municipalities," it says.
On both days there must be a nationwide ban on arrival and assembly.
The sale of pyrotechnics should be generally prohibited.
Igniting New Year's Eve fireworks is strongly discouraged.
The ban has not yet been decided, but according to SPIEGEL information, the application is given a good chance.
A year ago, in view of the spreading pandemic, the federal and state governments decided on a nationwide ban on attendance and gatherings on New Year's Eve and New Year's Eve, as well as a ban on the sale of fireworks before the turn of the year.
On Thursday morning, the heads of the federal and state governments met again to discuss further tightening of the corona measures.
In the switching conference of the Prime Minister with the Executive Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and her likely successor Olaf Scholz (SPD), a comprehensive package of measures was to be decided.
Among other things, it concerns tougher 2G rules in retail and events as well as contact restrictions for unvaccinated people.
Upper limits on the number of spectators at events is also an issue.
as / dpa