Thursday, December 2, 2021

Survey shows – the majority of Germans expect a lockdown this year

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The probable traffic light coalition does not want to impose a lockdown for everyone so far. Well over half of Germans still believe that the measure will come in the next few weeks.

In view of the rapidly increasing corona numbers, a majority of the German population believes that there will still be a lockdown this year. This was the result of a survey by the opinion research institute INSA on behalf of “Bild am Sonntag”. According to this, 60 percent of the participants answered the question “Do you expect there will be a lockdown this year?” with yes.

Only 27 percent of those surveyed said they did not believe in a new lockdown. Another 12 percent answered “I don’t know” or gave no answer. A total of 1,002 participants were interviewed online for the survey.

So far, the plans of the planned traffic light government do not provide for a new lockdown. However, Greens co-boss Robert Habeck warned in the newspapers of the Funke media group on Sunday of the current corona situation and brought up restrictions on freedom, at least for the unvaccinated.

Contact restrictions are painful cuts, according to Habeck. “But given the dramatic situation, they can be necessary regionally for unvaccinated people,” he said. The situation in Germany is extremely dramatic. “If the fourth wave is not broken quickly, the hospital system threatens to collapse in December,” warns Habeck.

In Austria, the lockdown for unvaccinated people will come from Monday. Those who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered are only allowed to leave the house in the Alpine republic for urgent reasons – for example to go shopping for daily needs, to go to work, to visit the doctor or to go for a walk that is deemed necessary.

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