DRESDEN (dpa-AFX) – Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer supports the move by CDU chairman Armin Laschet after a quick and tough “bridge lockdown”. “He is undoubtedly right,” said Kretschmer of the Dresden newspaper “Sächsische Zeitung”. “With the momentum before Easter we will not reach the end of May.” Only then can one expect the vaccinations to make a significant contribution to reducing the incidence of infections.
Laschet had proposed a so-called “bridge lockdown” in the fight against the third corona wave. This should bridge the time until many people are vaccinated. Specifically, the lockdown should last two to three weeks.
Kretschmer said: “We also owe it to those who work in hospitals under high pressure and extreme stress not to let the terrible situation arise again as at Christmas.” The problem is that for many people the reality in hospitals is not reflected in their private environment. “You are feeling the burden of the restrictions, but not the threat of the virus.” In Saxony, 100 to 200 new infections a day would be enough so that the intensive care units would be overloaded in a short time./jab/DP/nas