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US News report: Corona cabinet advises on higher warning level for French region

11:45  21 february  2021
11:45  21 february  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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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.

Das Corona-Kabinett der Bundesregierung will einem Bericht zufolge am Montag über eine höhere Warnstufe für das französische Département Moselle beraten, das an das Saarland grenzt. Bisher gilt Frankreich als © Odd ANDERSEN 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 is considered a "risk area".

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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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