KIEL (dpa-AFX) – Schleswig-Holstein’s Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) has criticized the relaxation of the contact restrictions proposed by the federal states over Christmas to New Year. “I believe that this regulation at the federal level, this relaxation at Christmas, is rather the wrong signal, because it gives the feeling that you can afford a lot more over Christmas,” said Günther on Tuesday in Kiel and added: “I am warning there urgently. ” There is no reason to assume that Corona will be less contagious over Christmas.
The draft country resolution means that 10 people from 10 households plus children up to 14 years of age can meet from December 23rd until New Year, so that there could be 20 people. “I think the number is way too high,” said Günther.
Schleswig-Holstein is therefore sticking to its proven Corona regulation at Christmas, too, that no more than ten people are allowed to meet publicly or privately. “And the number of households should not be exaggerated at this point either.” Two households would be recommended.
The country leaders want to go with the Chancellor on Wednesday Angela Merkel (CDU) advised on the further Corona requirements in December. On Monday evening, the country chiefs agreed in a draft on tough contact restrictions and easing over Christmas.
According to the draft, private get-togethers with friends, relatives and acquaintances should be limited to one’s own household and another household, but in any case to a maximum of 5 people. Children up to 14 years of age should be exempt from this.
Schleswig-Holstein does not accept the restriction to a maximum of 5 people and will adhere to its 10-person rule. Schleswig-Holstein has so far “had a very strict set of rules”. Other federal states should now follow suit, said Günther. / Mho / DP / fba