Horst Seehofer is critical of the rapid opening of the border with Austria

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) opposes the premature resumption of travel between Germany and Austria. “As long as the virus does not go on vacation, we also have to limit our travel plans – as understandable as the desire for people and the tourism industry is,” said Seehofer of the “Bild am Sonntag” (BamS). Infection protection specifies the schedule for possible openings.

For Interior Minister Seehofer, however, the closure of Germany’s external borders also has something good. Due to the more intensive controls, 1696 crimes could be solved, and there were 1423 search hits. Almost 105,000 people were refused entry to Germany.

Praise to Söder and Merkel

Seehofer expressly praised the work of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in times of the corona pandemic. “We can be glad that in this situation we have such a chancellor at the head of our country,” said the minister. Merkel is leading Germany through the crisis very strongly. A possible fifth term of office for the Chancellor is apparently being discussed behind closed doors: “I cannot deny that I have heard the idea more recently,” said Seehofer in “BamS”.

His party colleague, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder, is also doing very well.

The interior minister justified that he had been seen relatively little in public in the past few weeks with his voluntary quarantine. The 70-year-old sees himself as “doubly endangered” by his age and previous illnesses and therefore “strictly observe” all hygiene rules.

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