Corona: Federal and State governments extend contact restrictions until June 29

Federal and state governments extend the contact restrictions until the end of June.

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The federal and state governments have agreed in principle that the contact restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic will be extended until June 29. This includes that a maximum of ten people or members of two households may meet in public, as the German Press Agency learned from government circles in Berlin and Thuringia. Thuringia, however, keeps a special path open with new contact restrictions, as do other countries.

The compromise was agreed by the state chancelleries and the chancellery. Hour-long consultations on Monday were initially unsuccessful.

Thuringia reserves the special route

Among other things, the protocol declaration of the Free State of Thuringia reserves the right to decide on different regulations for stays in public spaces, provided that the infection process allows this. Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) had said that state regulations are emergency interventions that are only justified if the infection process requires it. Government circles in Erfurt also said that other federal states had also announced different regulations, including more restrictive ones.

In Saxony, too, conditions should cease to apply as of June 6th. The cabinet wants to finally decide on it in the coming week. Instead of bans, there will be bids in future, as Ramelow also envisions.

Söder: “Anyone who thinks Corona is slowly disappearing is at best naive”

Bavaria’s Prime Minister Söder had warned against it: “Whoever thinks Corona is slowly disappearing is at best naive,” he said in Munich. He reacted with skepticism to the drifting apart of the countries.


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