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US News Corona: Angela Merkel wants to give federal government through Infection Protection Act More power

12:55  08 april  2021
12:55  08 april  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

Germany. Criticized by Merkel, the Länder defend their strategies against COVID-19

 Germany. Criticized by Merkel, the Länder defend their strategies against COVID-19 © Michael Kappeler / Pool / EPA / Maxppp Armin Leschet held a press conference in Berlin on March 29. In the aftermath of Angela Merkel's criticism against Länder, Armin Laschet Consumer Chief of North Rhine-Westphalia defended regional strategies to combat the CVIV-19 epidemic.

The pandemic control in Germany is a pit carpet - each state has its own rules. Now the Chancellor wants to give the federal government more power. Also three Union members have started an initiative.

  Corona: Angela Merkel will Bund durch Infektionsschutzgesetz mehr Macht geben © Pool / Reuters

The third wave has a control Germany under control, but there is still a unity in the fight against Bund and countries. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel ( CDU ) plans to combat the Corona pandemic a significant tightening of the Infection Protection Act.

The currently valid version of the Infection Protection Act provides that it is the task of the countries to adopt and enforce Corona protective measures. The aim is to unify the Corona measures nationwide by the amendment - and to be adopted by legal ordinance if appropriate. Corresponding plans were confirmed to the mirror from faction circle. Accordingly, counties are to be obliged to increase their measures for increased incidence and R values ​​as well as taking into account other factors. Previously, the »Picture« -zeitung reported about it.

Horst Seehofer promotes Corona Federal Law

 Horst Seehofer promotes Corona Federal Law now comes the end for the altitudes of the countries? Interview interviewed Interior Minister Seehofer for a nationwide uniform regulation of Covid-19 protective measures. © Omer Messinger / Pool / EPA Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has recruited uniform Corona rules via Federal Law across countries. "There's great yearning in the population according to uniform rules. My proposal is therefore to establish the uniform rules by a federal law, "said the CSU politician of the" World on Sunday.

Initiative from the Union

Parallel to Merkel's plans also promotes a threesome Union Deputy Initiative for the appropriate change. The idea goes back to the CDU outer expert Norbert Röttgen . Together with the deputies Johann Wadephul and Yvonne Magwas, boss of the "group of women" in the Union, Röttgen had sent an email to all Union deputies - faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus and CSU country group chief Alexander Dobrindt support the project.

In the mail that is available to the mirror, the team promotes further support for the change of the Infection Protection Act. "We believe that, in addition to the state governments, the Confederation must be authorized for the decree of legal regulations," it says. Currently there is still in the highness of the countries to take action in the fight against Corona. But these would no longer act together, the federal government has no handle. "Last and ongoing," an agreement on joint action had not been possible, "criticize the Union deputies. You see a "weakness of the Infection Protection Act". Therefore, at the politicians in the Bundestag , "to give the federal government (additionally) the same possibilities of action as the countries."

Bundeslockdown: Merkel wants to demonstrate prime minister

 Bundeslockdown: Merkel wants to demonstrate prime minister Angela Merkel wants a nationwide Lockdown for Germany and is ready to take spectacular measures. © Provided by Men's Sache Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Will Bundeslockdown The Chancellor is convinced that only a short uniform Lockdown has the Corona Pandemic in this country in the barriers. However, it needs political majorities - and they seem to force them by a partial disempowerment of the country chiefs.

"With each wait, the damage greater"

"is pushing the time," it continues to be in the mail, "with each wait, the damage is greater." How much support has the push within the Union fraction has so far unclear. The team around Röttgen is mutating a feedback until Thursday, 12 o'clock.

According to mirror information, there is a concern that such a procedure - with all necessary readings in the Bundestag - could be set quickly enough in order to decide the urgently needed corona measures. It would be faster if the Prime Ministers and Prime Ministers with Chancellor would agree on uniform regulations on Monday.

Whether a unit can be made there is questionable. Recently, Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan had pronounced against a short nationwide Lockdown, as Merkel and NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) had brought him into play. "I really see great concern that here is just a term in the lap, and no one knows seriously, which is meant by it. And that's wrong, "said the SPD politician in ZDF-" Morgenmagazin "in relation to lashing idea of ​​a" bridge-lockdown ". criticism of "short-ended actionism" He is against a "short-ended actionism" and have "big doubts" that Lower Saxony

would carry a nationwide Lockdown. "I have the impression that many people have changed their behavior, and that's crucial," said because. He supports the wool, but not again »the families struggle as heavily as we already had that in large parts of the last few months."

Lashet had proposed on the Easter Monday when visiting a vaccine center in Aachen

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preferable to the Bund Country Conference and to decide a short but hard Lockdown. With such a "bridge-lockdown", the corona infections could be pressed at a lower level, which can then be held by testing, to more people were vaccinated.

Christian Lindner's newsletter: At the FDP it should not have been located .
Liberals do not carry the planned changes in the Infection Protection Act - the power of the government wants to keep them limited. A comment. © Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa Christian Lindner, Party and Group Chairman of the FDP, in one of its numerous statements in Berlin to the Corona situation.

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