Case numbers rise suddenly: Schleswig-Holstein tightened corona rules

Case numbers rise suddenly
Schleswig-Holstein tightened corona rules

For a long time, Schleswig-Holstein has the lowest corona numbers in Germany. After Christmas, the number of new infections skyrockets. For residents of the northernmost state, this means new restrictions from Tuesday.

Schleswig-Holstein is tightening the protective rules in view of the expanding omicron variant. As of Tuesday, the number of participants for events will be limited to a maximum of 50 indoors and 100 outdoors; Up to now, the maximum number of people who had been vaccinated or recovered was limited to a maximum of ten people at half capacity.

It was also agreed that dance events must in principle be reported to the authorities. In order to comply with the 2G-plus rule in discos and bars, in future only one PCR test will apply, which must not be older than 24 hours. Prime Minister Daniel Günther, his deputies, Finance Minister Monika Heinold and Health Minister Heiner Garg as well as the chairmen of the coalition groups have agreed on this.

In a statement, the head of the state appealed to the new traffic light coalition in Berlin to reintroduce the old legal basis of the Corona regulations. “I call on the federal government to determine the epidemic situation of national importance,” said Günther. The goal must be “to have all the necessary instruments in the fight against the pandemic available”. Otherwise, the Schleswig-Holstein head of government wants to ask the state parliament to determine the epidemic situation for the country.

According to previous plans, the federal states will discuss how to proceed with Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday, January 7th. Günther said that the even more contagious Omikron variant is now the predominant one in Schleswig-Holstein. the Seven-day incidence According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), it was 233.9 – after 147.7 in the previous week. Schleswig-Holstein, which until recently had the lowest numbers in Germany, is now above the national average of 222.7.

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