Thuringia: Ramelow wants to end corona restrictions

Thuringia: Ramelow wants to end corona restrictions

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Soon away with the mask? Thuringia’s head of government Bodo Ramelow wants to end the general corona restrictions in his state soon.

With a face mask and minimum distance, it could soon be over for many Thuringians: According to a media report, Prime Minister Ramelow plans to abolish the corona rules that apply throughout the state on June 6.

Ramelow wants to end corona restrictions

The state of Thuringia wants to end the general corona restrictions in two weeks. This would make national regulations on minimum clearances, wearing mouth-nose protection and contact restrictions a thing of the past.

“From June 6, I would like to lift the general lockdown and replace it with a package of measures that focus on local authorizations,” said Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) of the Thuringian general. According to a government spokeswoman, the details will be discussed at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Local measures should then take the place of the country-wide requirements if a certain infection rate is exceeded in a region. A limit value of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week is being discussed. According to the latest infection figures published by the State Chancellery, the value is currently only exceeded in one district: the Sonneberg district in the south of the Free State.

According to the plans, the state crisis team is to be dissolved and replaced by an alarm system in which the Ministry of Health takes over central control. There is a similar approach in Thuringia with a view to regions with a particularly high infection rate.

If the county or county-level city is over 50, local authorities must take measures to contain the pandemic that go beyond what the country requires. This had previously affected the Greiz and Sonneberg districts. The district offices had had to adopt stricter restrictions under the control of the Ministry of Health.

More tests for teachers and educators

The country’s current Corona regulation is valid until June 5. Then, according to the information, further steps towards regular operation should also be taken for schools and kindergartens. To do this, teachers and educators should be given the opportunity to be tested for the Sars-CoV-2 virus even without symptoms of illness. According to the plans, the cost of this is to be borne by the country.

According to figures from the State Chancellery, the infection rate nationwide was 5.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week. In total, more than 2,800 people have been proven to be infected with the corona virus in Thuringia, 151 have died from or with such an infection. The number of patients who have now recovered is estimated at more than 2400.

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