CoronaVirus : Germany Battles Virus Storm; Lockdown Imposed Till June
- The restaurants must be allowed to adjust reopening plans and the citizens must also be allowed to plan holidays
- B117 variant first emerged in Britain that had now spread to Germany
- Schools of Germany will remain closed if the cases reach 165 per 100,000 residents in three consecutive days
World: Despite stricter restrictions in Germany, the infection rate increased in a rapid scale. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said that before the end of May, he did not expect moves to ease curbs. He further added, “We need a timetable on how to get back to normal life, but it must be a plan that won’t have to be revoked after just a few days”. The restaurants must be allowed to adjust reopening plans and the citizens must also be allowed to plan holidays.
The steps by the federal government would clarify when to visit concerts and theatres. On Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the Germans to stick to the strict rules imposed in areas with a high infection rate. The B117 variant first emerged in Britain that had spread to Germany also. And now, the country is struggling to contain the contagious infection.
On Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute stated that Germany’s seven-day average of cases per 100,000 people rose to 166 at the weekend. To give more powers to the federal government, the Parliament last week approved amendments to the Infection Protection Act. If the cases reach 165 per 100,000 residents in three consecutive days, then the schools will remain closed in Germany and the online lessons will be started again.