Corona: 2G rule and mandatory vaccination? Bavaria’s Markus Söder takes a stand

  • Patrick Mayer

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Due to the exploding corona numbers, the application of the 2G rule and a vaccination requirement for individual professions are eagerly discussed in Germany. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder has made a decision.

Munich – The arrows from Munich in the direction of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and Berlin. Entertainer Thomas Gottschalk (ZDF) caused laughter in the Nuremberg audience at the revival of “Wetten, dass …” when he alluded to the tips of CSU boss Markus Söder against the failed CDU chancellor candidate Armin Laschet.

Corona pandemic in Germany: Markus Söder (CSU) attacks Jens Spahn (CDU)

Anyone who thought that it was the attacks from Bavaria against the bigger sister in the federal government after the miserable result of the Union in the federal election in 2021, is mistaken. Because of the exploding corona numbers and the acute situation in the intensive care units, Söder explained in the Deutschlandfunk, that it was “completely absurd” to “proclaim an end to the epidemic situation”. The acting Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn from the CDU does exactly that.

Söder, in turn, described Spahn’s decision as a “mistake” and again called for “uniform coordination” between the federal states. “We saw that in the pandemic – there is no regional corona development, but in the end it always hits the whole country. And for many people it is confusing when different regulations apply, ”said the 54-year-old Franconian.

Corona situation in Germany: Markus Söder (CSU) addresses the demand to the traffic light coalition

Söder in plain text mode. That was the Bavarian Prime Minister on Sunday evening (November 7th) with “Anne Will” on ARD. So he attacked Green politician Katrin Göring-Eckardt, who was on the show while Söder was connected from Munich. “Ms. Göring-Eckhardt, especially many followers of them, alternative practitioners and esotericists” are to be found among the lateral thinkers and anti-vaccination, said the CSU boss in a sharp choice of words.

With more 2G we will have a big boost.

Bavaria’s Markus Söder (CSU) on readiness for vaccination

He also made demands on the expected traffic light coalition of the SPD, Greens and FDP in the federal government: “I ask the coming federal government to check this: Children are already being vaccinated in Austria.” The 2G rule should be applied in certain areas of society in winter. “It will come where the light turns red,” he said. Just one day later, the time had come in his federal state, Bavaria: the Corona traffic light jumped to red, the so-called level 2 of the rule proposals of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) came into force.

Markus Söder (CSU) speaks out for “Anne Will” (ARD) for 2G rule and compulsory vaccination

Söder referred to Austria that by applying the 2G rule, the willingness to vaccinate had increased significantly in the German neighbor. “With more 2G we will have a big boost, look to Austria,” said the head of government from Munich.

On top of that. For the first time, Söder publicly spoke out in favor of compulsory vaccination for individual professions, such as in France in the health sector, the fire brigade and gendarmerie.

In the video: Markus Söder attacks Jens Spahn – ending the corona emergency is “absurd”

“A vaccination requirement for certain professional groups, I would be very much for it,” said Söder. Even before the CSU politician, SPD corona expert Karl Lauterbach had pleaded for the implementation of the 2G rule, according to which only those who have been vaccinated and recovered are allowed to sit in restaurants or go to the cinema. Saxony is the first federal state to apply this regulation.

“We have to consider 2G across the board. Especially in areas where you can get infected quickly: restaurants, cafés, wherever large crowds come together, ”said the Rhinelander Lauterbach ZDF. Now there was Franconian-Bavarian support for the measure. Söder has committed himself. (pm)

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