“We’re not talking about any relief until April 20”
After Easter, the coronavirus restrictions should be decided again. The rate of infection must now be slowed down, says Chancellor Braun.
Before April 20, according to the federal government, there should be no easing of the existing restrictions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor-in-chief Helge Braun (CDU) told Tagesspiegel: “We are not talking about any relief until April 20”. The measures remained in place until then. Older people would have to reckon with contact restrictions for much longer than younger people.
“One thing is common to all models, no matter how we choose: that the older and pre-ill people in our society need to be effectively protected from infection until there is a vaccine,” said Braun. “Immediately after Easter we will be able to say what will generally happen after April 20.” In the course of the coming week, the Federal Government will talk to the Prime Minister about the ban on contact.
Braun sees the development of the rate of infection as a decision-making basis for easing the restrictions. “In the event that we can slow the pace of contamination so that we have ten, twelve or more days to double, we know we’re on the right track.” Since he had the impression that the population adhered to the rules in an exemplary manner, he was convinced that “in a few days” the success of the measures could be seen.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) also thinks it is too early to talk about relaxing measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic. No one can say today with a clear conscience that he knows how long this difficult time will last, she said in a podcast and asked for patience.