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Merkel and the country leaders are talking about this opening plan for Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on the sidelines of a meeting with Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) and Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) in the Chancellery

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on the sidelines of a meeting with Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) and Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) in the Chancellery

picture alliance / dpa / AP | Markus Schreiber

The so-called cluster plan is seven pages long, designed in the Berlin Senate Chancellery, where the corona policy of the states is currently being coordinated with the federal government. The plan is currently under discussion by the Prime Ministers as to how possible ways out of lockdown might look – if, yes, if a region even reaches an incidence of below 35. Currently, only 73 out of 412 districts in Germany manage this. Due to the highly contagious mutations, the incidence in Germany had recently risen to just over 60.

Even so, the plan is intended to convey hope. If the incidence remains stable for seven days at 35 or below, there should be openings: restaurants can open to a very limited extent outside, as can shops (below 800 square meters 1 customer / 10 square meters, from 800 square meters 1 customer / 20 square meters). Nevertheless, much remains to be done.

Only when the incidence remains stable below 35 for 14 days despite the easing should there be further opening steps or restrictions lifted. In this way, the federal states are breaking away from the previous notions of coupling opening steps to the achievement of fixed incidences. Because staying under 35 permanently will be difficult enough.

NewsABC.net documents the key points of the plan:

An extract from the cluster plan for some economic sectors

An extract from the cluster plan for some economic sectors

NewsABC.net

RKI presents its own opening plan

On Tuesday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) also presented its own opening plan. This, too, is breaking away from adhering to rigid incidence values. Instead, loosening depends on the intensity levels of the infection process, with the incidence only making up part of it. Several factors are also considered together.

NewsABC.net documents the plan in full and offers it here as a download.

Excerpt from the RKI plan: The institute works with different intensity levels

Excerpt from the RKI plan: The institute works with different intensity levels

NewsABC.net / RKI

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