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Söder fears "existence threat": Are there two long-awaited relaxations in Bavaria today? PK LIVE NOW Created: 01/25/2022, 12:06 p.m By: Katarina Amtmann Markus Söder announced relaxation of the corona rules for Bavaria. Today the cabinet decides. There will be a press conference at 12 noon. Markus Söder announced easing for the Free State. Details are still unclear, the cabinet is advising on



Söder fears "existence threat": Are there two long-awaited relaxations in Bavaria today?

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Created: 01/25/2022, 12:06 p.m

By: Katarina Amtmann

Markus Söder announced relaxation of the corona rules for Bavaria.

Today the cabinet decides.

There will be a press conference at 12 noon.

  • Markus Söder announced easing for the Free State.

  • Details are still unclear, the cabinet is advising on Tuesday (see first report).

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Update from January 25, 12 noon:

The press conference starts on time.

Head of State, Florian Herrmann, is the first to speak.

The focus of the cabinet meeting was the assessment of the corona situation, according to the minister.

"The omicron wave rolls, leading to peak incidences".

In Bavaria there is an incidence of 984 today. Over 30 districts in the Free State now have an incidence of over 1000.

Herrmann speaks of a “rapid increase”.

The wave had arrived in the hospitals, but not yet in the intensive care units.

Hospitalization has increased, while the number of intensive care beds has decreased.

Update from January 25, 11:24 a.m .:

The Bavarian cabinet has been meeting since nine o’clock.

Among other things, more spectators in sports and culture will be debated.

Söder argued on Monday evening on

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television: "The majority of the federal states, if we think of football, for example, have spectators all the time, sometimes many." It's about football, but also about ice hockey, handball or basketball.

"Some of the clubs may be on the verge of existential threats," said Söder.

That's why you have to find a "reasonable way" here.

There will be a press conference at 12 noon.

You can follow them live in the ticker and stream here.

Corona numbers in Bavaria continue to rise

Update from January 25, 7.45 a.m .:

The number of new infections registered in Bavaria continues to skyrocket.

The health authorities reported 20,681 new infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within 24 hours, after 14,850 on Monday.

The seven-day incidence rose to 984.1 on Tuesday, as the RKI announced on its dashboard.

30 counties and independent cities were already above an incidence of 1000 on Tuesday.

The Dachau district had the highest seven-day incidence in Bavaria on Tuesday with 1790.3, followed by the city of Munich with 1581.9 and the Erding district with 1393.9.

The district of Aschaffenburg is currently the most favorable with 340.1, followed by the districts of Kronach (352.6) and Coburg (383.5).

The number of corona patients in intensive care units also rose again slightly.

The Divi intensive care register reported 336 corona patients in intensive care units in the Free State on Tuesday (as of 7.15 a.m.), that is 6 more than on Monday.

However, a week ago, 399 corona intensive care patients were still being treated.

Despite the increasing numbers, the cabinet meeting this Tuesday is about easing.

There will be a press conference at 12 noon (see first report).

Already announced by Söder: Are long-awaited easing for Bavaria coming today?

press conference at noon

First report from January 25, 6:37 a.m .:

Munich – more spectators for sport and culture – the Bavarian cabinet around Markus Söder now wants to implement this announcement.

However, many details are still open.

Söder cabinet meets to relax the corona - more viewers under 2G-Plus?

From 9 a.m. on Tuesday (January 25), the cabinet wants to discuss and decide on relaxation for sporting and cultural events in the Free State.

After the federal and state consultations on Monday evening, Prime Minister Söder announced again that he wanted to allow more viewers in both areas - each under 2G plus conditions and with a mask requirement.

In theatres, cinemas and other cultural events, 50 percent instead of 25 spectator capacity will probably be allowed again.

And in sport, there are high hopes for an end to ghost games in professional leagues.

The CSU boss had not said anything about which sports events he wanted to relax and with how many spectators.

In addition, the access rules for youth work offers are to be relaxed.

In

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-Television explained Söder on Monday night: "The majority of the states, for example, we think of football, has all the time viewers, and indeed in some cases a lot." In addition to football go also to ice hockey, handball and basketball.

"Some of the clubs may be on the verge of existential threats," said Söder.

That's why you have to find a "reasonable way" here.

Because of Omikron: Söder justifies the possibility of easing

Söder justifies the possibility of easing despite the massive increase in the number of new infections by saying that the Omicron wave is far less of a burden on the health system than the Delta variant before it.

The current Bavarian Corona Ordinance states, following a federal and state decision from December: “Spectators are not admitted to large national sports, cultural and comparable events.” For all other events, a maximum of 25 percent of the spectators - Capacities may be used.

Söder promises easing - Oliver Kahn hopes

Oliver Kahn from FC Bayern Munich hopes for an end to the ghost games after Söders signals.

“We have to find sensible solutions for all areas of life, including sport.

I very much hope that the Bavarian cabinet will discuss possibilities and opportunities at its meeting on Tuesday - and make appropriate decisions," said the Bavarian CEO of the German Press Agency.

Söder cabinet meets: press conference live today

After the cabinet meeting, there will be a press conference with Head of State Florian Herrmann, Minister of Health Klaus Holetschek and Minister of Education Michael Piazolo.

You can follow them here at 12 noon.

(came/dpa)

Source: merkur

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