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World Breakthrough before Corona summit: The federal and state governments are largely in agreement - now also new train travel rules

10:15  25 november  2020
10:15  25 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.de

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Almost 17 hours before the planned summit of the federal government and the states, at which new corona rules are to be decided for the winter, have agreed the Prime Minister largely agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on the planned new measures. This emerges from a draft resolution from Tuesday evening that Business Insider has and with which both sides want to go into the final talks on Wednesday.

agree that the previous lockdown will be extended until December 20th. In addition, there are to be stricter contact restrictions from December 1: Then private meetings are only possible with another household, a maximum of five. Children up to 14 years are exempt. However, there will be exceptions from December 23rd to January 1st. Then only "meetings of a household with non-household family members or non-household persons up to a maximum of 10 people in total" are permitted inside and outside. Here, too, children up to 14 years are excluded. In addition, the federal and state governments voted for early Christmas holidays nationwide from December 19.

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New measures to combat COVID-19: According to the decision taken by the Federal and Länder Governments , from 2 November hotels and other If, in exceptional cases, a registration is not possible through the website mentioned above, travellers must instead fill in a substitute registration.

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According to the paper, the federal government also wants to introduce new rules for rail traffic. In the future, only all window seats should be bookable in the winter months. Further: "Most of the aisle seats are blocked in the reservation system and can then no longer be reserved. In principle, only one seat per double seat can be reserved on all trains. For seating groups with a table, only the diagonally opposite seats can be booked. In compartments with six seats Only two seats can be reserved. For customers traveling together, areas are provided in which adjacent seats can also be reserved. This means that people from the same household can travel together and do not split up on the train. "

According to the document, there are now three main points of contention:

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School: This is the greatest point of conflict. The federal and state governments agree that in corona hotspots with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days ("incidence"), students from grade 7 should be required to wear a mask in the classroom (except schools without infection) . However, the Chancellery also wants to guarantee hybrid instruction from grade 7 onwards for regions in which the incidence is above the national average.

Ausriss aus der aktuellsten Beschlussfassung © Provided by Business Insider Germany Excerpt from the latest resolution

The federal states also want more federal funding for school transport, as can be seen in the resolution recommendation. In contrast, the federal government refers to existing financial regulations.

Hospital financing: The federal states are demanding more money from the federal government for hospital financing. The federal government, however, does not want to commit itself, merely promises more money.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the tourism industry due to the resulting travel restrictions as well as slump in demand among travelers .

test capacity: The Chancellery is calling for an increase in the corona test capacity: In the case of cold symptoms before Christmas, a more generous test option should also be offered in order to make encounters at Christmas time as safe as possible.

Retail: The Chancellery wants only one customer per 25 square meters to be in shops. The federal states, on the other hand, want to adhere to the regulation with 10 square meters.

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