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Corona pandemic Kretschmann threatens curfews for unvaccinated people

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Winfried Kretschmann holds out the prospect of stricter corona measures. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister wants to implement curfews and an event ceiling for unvaccinated people in an emergency.

Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) considers the corona situation in the state to be dramatic and has announced heightened countermeasures. “The situation is more serious than it has ever been in this pandemic,” said the Green politician on Thursday evening after the conference at the federal-state meeting on corona policy.

He announced that there would be further restrictions beyond the measures of the alert level if the situation does not improve. There could then be an upper limit for events and exit restrictions for unvaccinated people in hotspots. The 2G plus rule will apply in the future in bars, clubs and discos. This means that those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered must show a rapid test.

Kretschmann urged all unvaccinated people to be piked. “No unvaccinated person can hide from this highly contagious virus.” The corona alert level has been in effect in the southwest since Wednesday, at which unvaccinated people are largely excluded from participating in public life. Only vaccinated and convalescent people now have access to cinemas, museums, swimming pools and most other public events. Even those who can only show one negative test in restaurants or cafes have to stay outside.

In view of the increasingly threatening corona wave with record numbers of infections, millions of citizens are faced with new everyday requirements. The resolutions of the Bundestag, federal states and federal government on Thursday could have far-reaching practical consequences for unvaccinated people. Where a certain number of corona patients are admitted to hospital, only those who have been vaccinated and recovered should have access to leisure events, restaurants and hotels (2G). Some federal states already have such regulations.

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