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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."
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."
restrictions due to the pandemic: Udo Lindenberg suffers from his stage break
he has never felt so clearly how vulnerable the audience was: because of Corona Udo Lindenberg had to cancel his tour. The stage abstinence is "hardest withdrawal," the singer. © Axel Heimke / Picture Alliance / DPA Udo Lindenberg Handertes with its pandemie-related stage abstinence. "I've never felt so clear in the many years when I make music music, how supervises the audience is for me," says the singer to the mirror. It is "hardest withdrawal".
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.
On Monday, the tips of the federal government and countries. 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.
Markus Söder announces course change in Corona policy at
He founded the "Team Caution" in the pandemic, but now Bayern's prime minister wants to change his hard coronacurs - and plans to relax loosening. © Daniel Karmann / Picture Alliance / dpa Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder , otherwise advocates particularly strict corona measures, apparently plans a change of course. He wanted to pursue a "wider approach" in the Corona Policy , because the company expects politics more than ever new regulations, he said the " Münchner Merkur ".
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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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The Court is barely even pretending to be engaged in legal reasoning.The first, National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, blocks a Biden administration rule requiring most workers to either get vaccinated against Covid-19 or to routinely be tested for the disease. The second, Biden v. Missouri, backs a more modest policy requiring most health care workers to get the vaccine.
Scholz insists on vaccination obligation
In the context, Scholz released again for the. "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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German lawmakers to debate possible COVID vaccine mandate .
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.