US News report: Corona cabinet advises on higher warning level for French region
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According to a report, the corona cabinet of the federal government wants to advise on a higher warning level for the French Moselle department, which borders the Saarland, on Monday. So far France has been considered a "risk area", now the region could be classified as a "high incidence area" or even as a "virus variant area", as the newspapers of the Funke media group report in their Monday editions.
Accordingly, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) also wants to extend the controls at the borders to the Czech Republic and Tyrol until March 3. They leave on Wednesday night. On March 3, the next federal-state switch on the situation of the pandemic will take place.
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Saarland's Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) made it clear that he wants to avoid new border controls if possible. "If incidences diverge sharply and there are no common control strategies, then border controls can also be considered as a last resort," he told Funke newspapers. However, it is about "cohesion" instead of "demarcation", he added with a view to the neighboring countries France and Luxembourg.
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The Saarland is developing an ambitious test strategy that "better, or at least as much curbs the spread of virus variants as burdensome border controls" announced Hans on. This included regular voluntary tests by cross-border commuters to prevent infections in the workplace as much as possible.
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