Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting pressure on German states to remain committed to the agreed tightening of Corona measures. On Wednesday, Merkel canceled a strict “ Easter lockdown ” after a storm of criticism over additional coronavirus measures in the holiday period.
Merkel said in an interview in ARD.
“We have our emergency brakes, but unfortunately they are not respected everywhere,” Merkel said. With this, she referred to the procedure agreed with the federal states, which requires strict restrictions on a certain number of infections. “We have to take the right measures very seriously,” Merkel said. “Some countries are doing this and others are not.”
Germany is facing a major resurgence of the Coronavirus, mainly driven by the so-called British Alternative. However, the Berlin government and state leaders increasingly disagree on how to contain the outbreak.
Not a time to relax
For example, a number of federal states are refusing to implement plans for a strict lockdown as well to regions where the number of infections is relatively low. However, according to Merkel, pollution figures are also unstable in those regions. “Therefore, now is not the time to consider such an easing,” the prime minister said.
According to the consultant, who is in her fourth term, and in his own words, in the recent period, more restrictions are needed to stop the Coronavirus at the specified time, for example increasing the limitation of the number of contacts allowed, setting a curfew and focusing on work from the home page .