Despite galloping numbers of infections in Austria, Germans in the south also see good things. The traffic light government could take a different corona course than Chancellor Angela Merkel. If it comes about at all: A prominent German Green threatens new elections.
Anyone taking the train from Berlin to Vienna these days will notice in steps how the risk of infection increases. If a simple surgical mask is sufficient when boarding at Berlin Central Station, the FFP2 variant must be put on in Bavaria. Yes, the Germans can also federalism, even a little better than the Austrians: 16 different federal states issue 16 different sets of rules.
On the other hand: Bayern have every reason for FFP2 masks. The infection numbers rise rapidly, In a number of hospitals, the intensive care beds are full. Markus Söder (CSU) gives himself up as a hardliner and wants 2-G in Bavaria too. A federal state north, in Thuringia, said Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (Die Linke) a sentence after which the hut in Austria would probably burn: “We will no longer be able to guarantee anyone who comes to the hospital unvaccinated that they will still be treated in Thuringia at all.”