US News contacts, shops, schools, Christmas, New Year's Eve: These corona rules will apply from next week in Germany

00:40  26 november  2020
00:40  26 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.de

Corona current: Countries no longer want guidelines

 Corona current: Countries no longer want guidelines There has recently been a lot of tension between the Chancellery and the federal states regarding the fight against the corona pandemic. Now the federal government should hold back a little. In a neighboring country there is already some easing.

Under measures agreed with Germany ' s 16 federal state leaders, people from two households will be allowed to meet, and more shops will open Merkel and the state leaders agreed last week to loosen the rules further, giving religious institutions, playgrounds, museums and zoos the green light to open.

Christmas Eve (Heiliger Abend) is celebrated in Germany on December 24. It is the last day of Advent and the start of the Christmas season. Many people spend the afternoon and evening decorating Christmas trees, attending church services, eating traditional dishes and opening Christmas presents.

federal and state governments have agreed on new rules in the coming weeks to contain the corona pandemic. The prime ministers spoke for eight and a half hours with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) at a video conference.

The following rules have been decided and are to apply from December 1st:

Partial lockdown: The current partial lockdown will be extended until December 20th and partially tightened. Restaurants, pubs, leisure facilities and cultural establishments must remain closed.

Contact restrictions: From December 1st, private meetings are only allowed with people from one other household and a maximum of five. There are exceptions on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Meetings with family members or with ten people from different households are then allowed.

New debate on changing lessons in the Corona crisis

 New debate on changing lessons in the Corona crisis In the run-up to the next federal-state consultations on future measures in the Corona crisis, the situation at schools is increasingly coming into focus. The virologist Alexander Kekulé spoke in the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ) on Saturday in favor of sharing classes at all secondary schools. In addition, the Christmas holidays nationwide should begin a week before December 24th, he said.

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school holidays: federal and state governments agreed to bring the Christmas holidays forward. They should begin nationwide on December 19th.

Firecracker ban: In busy squares and streets, but only there, there should be a nationwide firecrackers ban. The local authorities should determine the places and streets affected.

School lessons: In Corona hotspots with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days ("incidence"), students from grade 7 are also required to wear a mask in class. Schools without an infection can be excluded. The federal government and the federal states also agreed that from an incidence value of 200 for years from the 8th grade onwards hybrid instruction - that means dividing classes and teaching them alternately in school.

education union GEW calls for free masks for teachers and students

 education union GEW calls for free masks for teachers and students The federal chairwoman of the education union GEW, Marlis Tepe, has called for free masks for students and teachers to protect against corona infections. Teachers should also be given particularly good protective FFP2 masks free of charge, Tepe told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday editions). After all, it is "the job of the employer to take care of the necessary occupational health and safety measures for employees, but also for children and young people".

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stricter rules in particularly affected hotspots: countries "with a particularly high infection rate in hotspots" are to tighten the regional regulations. As a definition of "particularly high", the group agreed after long debates on an incidence of over 200.

Loosening the lockdown: countries with fewer than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days and a simultaneously falling incidence have the option of to relax the regulations.

Retail: So far, one customer is allowed per 10 square meters in all shops. For department stores and shopping centers with more than 800 square meters of retail space, the stricter requirement of one customer per 20 square meters will apply in future. For all other stores under 800 square meters, there is still one customer per 10 square meters.

Rail journeys: In the winter months, only the window seats will be bookable on long-distance Deutsche Bahn trains. In areas for more than two people, passengers should only be allowed to sit crosswise.

Söder calls for stricter containment measures for Corona hotspots

 Söder calls for stricter containment measures for Corona hotspots Before the new Corona summit by the federal and state governments, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has called for stricter measures in hotspots. For particularly badly affected areas there must be "clearer rules", he said on Wednesday in the ARD "Morgenmagazin". "We need a hotspot strategy." In his opinion, this included masks in schools, but also "restrictions" for shops.

Christmas Eve is celebrated much more than Christmas itself, it is a very romantic day when couples meet together and exchange presents. The reason they ‘hope’ to receive presents is because only well-behaved children can get sweets from Nikolaus. So December in Germany is indeed a very

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Economic aid: Bridging aid III was extended until the middle of next year. To this end, the November aid will be extended until December 20th. Companies affected by a closure will receive 75 percent of the previous year's sales, i.e. from November and December 2019.

School buses and hospitals: Before the Corona summit, the federal states demanded more money for better transport for schoolchildren and for hospitals. The federal and state governments have agreed on one issue on both issues: the Federal Ministry of Health, the Conference of Health Ministers and an advisory board are to discuss better hospital financing at a later date. On the subject of schools, the transport ministers of the federal states will also come to an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Transport at a later date.

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Whether New Year's Eve bathing in the North Sea, New Year's Eve party on the beach or skiing in the Harz Mountains: At the turn of the year, many New Year's Eve vacationers are usually drawn to the holiday areas in Lower Saxony. But it is becoming increasingly clear: Because of the corona pandemic, many holiday resorts will remain empty at the turn of the year and probably afterwards.

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