In view of the drastically increased corona infections, Saxony wants to further tighten the protective measures.
Dresden – Saxony wants to further tighten the protective measures in view of the drastically increased corona infections. First and foremost, the state government is concerned with reducing contacts and more tests. In particularly endangered facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals, a general compulsory test should also apply to those who have been vaccinated and recovered, said Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping (SPD) on Tuesday after the cabinet meeting in Dresden.
When the overload level is reached, the 2G rule (vaccinated and recovered) also applies in retail. Supermarkets and drug stores are excluded. A “2G plus option” is planned for the organizers of leisure and cultural events. That means: Access is granted to those who have been vaccinated or who have recovered who also submit a daily corona test. Anyone using public transport must wear an FFP2 mask.
The goal must be to reduce the number of contacts – by 60 percent, emphasized Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Dulig (SPD). Köpping and Dulig admitted that everything could not be finally settled because there were still deliberations in the federal government. The cabinet of Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) wants to finally decide on the cornerstones of the Corona Protection Ordinance on Friday. The ordinance is to apply from November 22nd to December 20th. Saxony has a particularly high corona incidence of new infections. (dpa)