New mutations of concern: Corona-rules come into force

In view of the continuing high Corona-infection numbers nationwide, stricter rules will apply from today. In politics, however, there are different opinions about how it should proceed. An Overview.

As the last States of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Bremen, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Schleswig-Holstein to the last Tuesday in a Federal-state-Switch rules adopted. Thus, about more stringent contact restrictions apply: The own budget allowed to meet only with one other Person.

Also new is the rule for extreme Corona Hotspots is that people in counties with an incidence of more than 200 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, within seven days without a valid reason not more than 15 kilometers from the place of residence to remove. The countries go different ways and the part left to the local authorities or to recommend the measure. Baden-Württemberg, for instance, is planning currently, there is no corresponding rule.


Prime Minister of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow, spoke with sharp words against demands for relaxations in the Corona of a pandemic. “We just have to face up to the fact that the Virus begins now, right, journey record,” said the Left-politician on Sunday evening in the ZDF”heute journal”. “I realize that for me in Thuringia, the hut is burning. Today is a worse day for me. Because today we have exceeded in the whole of Thuringia, the 300-incidence, and all counties and cities have gone further than the 200. There is no more space for locker and the debate of the easing for the easing.”

The SPD politician Karl Lauterbach holds a tightening of the lock downs possible. If necessary, the economy must be driven life dramatically down. “We focused on what we have done, very much on the Private schools. If that’s not enough, then we have to actually go to approach the companies,” he told the “daily mirror”. “That’s not simply different.”

Merz wants quick end of the lock downs

The CDU chairmanship candidate, Friedrich Merz, called for a quick end of the lock downs, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. “For many small companies, the point is not reached now, where it goes. For me, especially the small and medium-sized companies to Worry. The need to as quickly as possible to get out of the Lockdown as quickly as possible back to normal economies with the concept of Hygiene,” he said of the “image”newspaper (Monday). For many people, the Isolation of the Lockdown was to cope with difficult to to.

Tübingen mayor Boris Palmer even called for an end to the lock downs. “It’s enough now. At the beginning of February, we need to open the controls again,” says the Green politician, to “image”. “In my opinion, the damage to the economy, in society now, but also exponentially. The city trade is already on the intensive care unit, soon falls into a coma. The bankruptcies are coming. I mean, we don’t hold.”

The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU), said the partner Newspapers of the New Berlin-based editorial company: “If you loose too early, you run the risk that it then goes back to straight up. We need patience and prudence.” His hope is that the situation cries out to relax by the Lockdown and the vaccinations. “But if the in the UK discovered a mutated Virus from spreading further, be serious, the times.”

About the still missing Figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said FDP Secretary General Volker Wissing on Sunday evening at “Live”: “I find it difficult to say on the one hand, we have no basis to discuss Openings, but the tightening of the always go.”

A sign on a Promenade indicates that the distance must be respected (icon image): Starting today, new rules will come in all of the länder in force. (Source: dpa/Frank Molter)A sign on a Promenade indicates that the distance must be respected (icon image): Starting today, new rules will come in all of the länder in force.


Many politicians worry about mutations due to Virus. FDP-Chef Christian Lindner criticized the fact that there are too few laboratory studies on new Coronavirus variants. “The small data base for the dissemination of Corona mutations in Germany is a big threat,” he told the “daily mirror”. The Federal government had samples of the systematic sequencing of Corona test, so the study on mutations, too long, loop to let. “A comprehensive sequencing must be part of the Anti-Corona-strategy.” The first in the UK proven B. 1.1.7 Mutation may be more contagious than previous versions. She has also been in some of the länder in Germany.


Federal Minister of family Affairs Franziska Giffey has called on the länder, to communicate in the Corona pandemic, as well as uniform rules for schools and child care centers. “Parents want all the measures we take now, a nationwide, standardised and reliable approach,” said the SPD politician of the “Rheinische Post”. “I think it’s useful, and am in favour of a common framework, as it can go in the countries according to the hard constraints in perspective more.”

The German child protection Association trained under the sharp criticism of the policies of the countries in terms of schools. “It is a mystery to me why all the countries have in the summer is not used to develop clear and binding regulations for the presence, operation, Exchange and distance learning and the schools appropriately,” said President Heinz Hilgers, the “Rheinische Post”. “This is a failure that threatens the acceptance of the necessary measures for the pandemic-fighting to reduce.”


The German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, has made it clear that from his point of view, the only way to Vaccinate from the Corona-is pandemic. “There is the vaccine as the solution to the crisis. And otherwise, there is no way to ensure that we get the infection is happening in the handle. What we can do now is to ensure that the Virus is spreading too fast,” said the SPD politician on Sunday evening in the ZDF programme “Berlin direkt”.

Range of motion

The decision of the Prime Ministers ‘ conference, to restrict in Hotspots, the radius of movement of the citizens to have a radius of 15 kilometres, holds FDP General Secretary Volker Wissing is unacceptable: “The 15-Kilometer-regulation is an imposition,” he said on Sunday evening at “Live”. “That may be true for people in Berlin and the big cities no Problem, the country has a massive impact on the rights of freedom.”

Resistance to Corona-policies

With concern, the Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU), followed thinkers, the readiness to use violence when some radical “Cross” and Corona-deniers. “We need to see that, for the first time from Parts of the so-called cross-thinking movement have been massive attacks on the streets – and rail transport and in a concerted action across various States,” he said at “Live”. “This is a massive escalation in comparison to what we have previously spoken, namely, that lateral thinkers have held Demos in which no masks are worn, and no distance was kept.” In his eyes, “developed a highly dangerous potential” and there is, moreover, “the part of the thinker, willing to cooperate openly with right-wing radicals”.

The SPD-health expert Lauterbach to this warning: “We see that the rights of groups and thinkers together, and that the scene radicalized. The must-watch early carefully and intervene. You must not drive.”

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