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22:15  23 january  2022
22:15  23 january  2022 Source:   dw.com

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before the next Bund Country Meeting for the Corona situation On Monday, Chancellor Olaf Scholz turns to calls for loosening in the restrictions. In an interview he emphasizes: "We do not need course correction."

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In view of rapidly increasing infection numbers, the Chancellor warns that the existing restrictions for curbing the coronavirus pandemic bolts back rapidly. "I'm going to go on the way we have taken," Olaf Scholz said the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". It is "certainly not appropriate not to loosen the rules in the middle of the omikron wave on a broad front."

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Scholz stressed, the land is on the right track. The strict rules introduced since November would have led to the fact that the Omikron Wave Germany later reached than the European neighbors. He pointed out about the 2G-Plus rule for restaurants arranged over two weeks ago at the last Bund Country Summit.

Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz © Markus Schreiber / AFP / Getty Images Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz

On Monday, the tips of the federal government and countries want to vote again about the procedure in the Corona Pandemic . The events is currently characterized by a rapid spread of infections with the easily transmitted omicron variant of the coronavirus, but at least so far not reflected in a re-increasing burden on the intensive care units of the hospitals.

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Söder pleads for easing

As a result, there were already votes before the top interview, which brought possible relaxations into the game. Bavaria's head of government Markus Söder For example, the "Augsburger general" said, the burden on the clinics was the crucial scale. The measures introduced against the Delta wave could not be transferred to a different mutation "1: 1". In culture, sports and youth work, "again more participation" will be possible.

this push contradicted Scholz in the interview. The SPD politician warned of premature hopes for fast end of the pandemic just through the omikron variant. "We are not allowed to be blue-eyed. It is an illusion to believe, in three months the pandemic would be just over in a miraculous way for all times." Several other prime ministers contradicted Söder - according to the North Rhine-Westphalian head of government Hendrik Wüst (CDU) and his SPD counterparts Manuela Schwesig from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Stefan Weil from Lower Saxony. "A signal to large-scale, flat-rate relaxations would be too early at the moment," said Wüst the "Tagesspiegel" from Berlin.

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Scholz insists on vaccination obligation

In the context, Scholz released again for the introduction of a vaccination obligation . "Without a vaccination obligation, it will not succeed in bringing the quota to the level necessary so that we can leave the pandemic behind us," he added. To this, the chancellor wants the majority of his traffic light coalition behind the general vaccination gather. "I wish the majority in every way," said Scholz. "In the people. In Parliament. In the parties. "He was confident to bring a majority in his own government.

At the same time, Scholz defended the classification of the question as a conscience decision." This is a great social repositioning, not only the chancellor or the Federal Government or the Bundestag exists or the 16 countries, but we make as a community. "

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament is set to hold its first debate Wednesday on a possible wide-ranging coronavirus vaccine mandate, with three options emerging: obligatory vaccinations for all adults or for everyone above 50, or no mandate at all. German politicians of all stripes long insisted that there would be no vaccine mandate. But the tide turned late last year amid frustration that a large number of holdouts was hampering the fight against COVID-19. Shortly before he became chancellor in December, Olaf Scholz came out in favor of a vaccine mandate, predicting that it would take effect in February or early March.

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