- Chancellor Angela Merkel apparently fears a corona relapse if the Germans take the easing too loosely.
- Already in the morning she criticized Corona rule breakers internally, who would see shopping without a mask as a “test of courage”.
- In the afternoon she also went in front of the cameras. Your message: distance, wear a mouthguard with nose protection and be considerate of each other.
Do some Germans take the corona loosening too loosely? Do they recklessly risk new corona diseases, which in the worst case could overload the health system? Chancellor Angela Merkel obviously fears this. There is no other way to understand her warning words this Monday.
The Chancellor allegedly criticized in the video section of the CDU Presidium in the morning that many people would have bought without protective masks at the weekend. In part, this behavior was even seen as a test of courage. But the commandment is still to adhere to the applicable distance rules, she warned, as participants of the video switch unanimously reported.
Merkel reminds of corona rules
In the afternoon, Merkel officially addressed the public to urge compliance with the corona rules. In the current new phase of the pandemic, it would be necessary “that, with all the easing, we really have certainty that people will adhere to the basic requirements: So keep your distance, wear a mouthguard with a nose guard. Respect each other, ”said Merkel after a video conference with health officials in the Harz Mountains. The Chancellor added: “This is very important.”
The number of people newly infected with corona is still falling in Germany. According to the Robert Koch Institute, there were only 357 new cases on Sunday. How the loosening of the corona restrictions decided last week can only be seen in two to three weeks.
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Corona crisis: politicians in the home office
Corona crisis: politicians in the home office
SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil: home office with cat
SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil has animal support in the home office. Otherwise, he struggles with the pitfalls of video and telephone conferences. This week he tweeted: “Is it really that hard to mute yourself?”
CDU Vice Silvia Breher: steering wheel at the desk
The deputy CDU leader Silvia Breher is used to the home office. She says NewsABC.net: “Of course, I always spend a lot of time at my desk at home between the weeks of the session. But the current situation is absolutely unusual for me too. ”
Many of the decisions that she otherwise makes in a personal conversation with colleagues are now being prepared on the phone. However, digital work in the parliamentary group and in the party works without any problems.
Unlike in Berlin, she doesn’t own her job at home alone, says Breher: “Incidentally, I share my desk in the weeks that I normally go to Berlin with my son, who practices the steering wheel on the agricultural simulator.”
JU boss Tilman Kuban
Tilman Kuban, Chairman of the Young Union (JU), currently leads his association from home. The JU, like other party youth organizations, is currently organizing, among other things, a shopping service for older people who are particularly at risk from the corona virus.
Ricarda Lang – Vice-President of the Greens
Ricarda Lang is the vice chair of the Greens. Her home office doesn’t hurt her work, she says. The party has invested in digital platforms in recent years.
However, the work is not the same. “However, there is still no personal contact in political work – hugging each other as a greeting, drinking coffee together during the break, being able to respond to moods,” explains Lang. She says her goal is to fill the digital space with political life through webinars or Instagram Live.
Sawsan Chebli: “Humorless Telephone Switching”
Sawsan Chebli is State Secretary for Civic Engagement in Berlin. She sent this picture from the home office to NewsABC.net. She says that she lacks direct exchange with civil society. Otherwise, she also misses personal meetings, says Chebli: “Telephone switching is good, efficient, and productive, but often completely humorless and often lacks the ease.”
At home with a hoodie: FDP interior expert Konstatin Kuhle
The hoodie is part of the standard equipment in the home office, apparently also with the FDP member of the Bundestag Konstantin Kuhle. He says it is a great privilege to have a job where you can work from home all day. Healthcare workers don’t have this luxury.
“You should be clear about that,” says Kuhle. He adds: “That is why the disadvantages of working in the home office, such as the lack of fresh air or the lack of separation between private and professional life, are not too serious.”