BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – After the vaccination summit by the federal and state governments, Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU) has promised concrete relief for those who have been vaccinated. “The Federal Minister of Justice will now work with the Minister of Health and the Minister of the Interior to prepare an ordinance that should provide exactly that. That is, in the case of contact and exit restrictions, those who have been completely vaccinated and those who have recovered from the coronavirus, for example, are not counted in the case of contact restrictions”, said Braun on Tuesday in the ARD “Morgenmagazin”.
At the vaccination summit on Monday, there had been no resolutions on how to deal with those who had been vaccinated and those who had recovered or how to make the corona restrictions easier for them. Following an announcement by Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), the federal government wants to make a proposal next week so that an ordinance could be passed by the Federal Council on May 28. The Association of Towns and Municipalities criticized the fact that there was no final agreement on the subject after the summit.
Braun also defended that the vaccination prioritization in Germany will not be lifted immediately. He thinks that it is “expressly right” to give certain population groups priority for vaccination for a few more weeks. Chancellor Angela Merkel had announced after the summit that vaccination prioritization should cease to apply by June at the latest.
Braun was confident that the situation could ease in the summer. “If we have a high willingness to vaccinate in the population, then we will be able to push back the virus very nicely.”
The head of the Chancellery also emphasized that the precise orientation towards incidence values, which many experts repeatedly criticize as unreliable, continues to make sense. “The incidence is still a good value because it simply reflects the new infections and is therefore the earliest possible warning factor for the infection process,” said Braun./jjk/DP/eas