The Free State of Bavaria is also struggling with the corona pandemic and has to react like Austria: In counties with an incidence higher than 1000, there is a lockdown. The border regions to Salzburg are affected.
Because of the out of control corona pandemic, Bavaria is tightening its drastic measures. All clubs, discos and bars should close for the next three weeks, there should be no Christmas markets this year, as Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) announced on Friday after his coalition consulted in Munich. Schools and daycare centers should remain open.
Press conference in Munich:
Cultural and sporting events are only allowed to take place on a much smaller scale: with a maximum capacity of 25 percent of spectators. In addition, the 2G-plus rule applies there – access for vaccinated and convalescents only with a test. In addition, all Christmas markets in Bavaria would be canceled, announced Söder. Several cities had already canceled their Christmas markets in the past few days.
Söder: “Hard emergency brake”
In corona hotspots with a seven-day incidence of more than 1000, the measures for the next three weeks will be even stronger: public life there is to be shut down in large areas. Gastronomy, sports and cultural facilities have to close, events are prohibited, as Söder announced. Schools and day-care centers should also remain open there – as well as retail. There must be at least 20 square meters of space available for each customer.
Eight districts are affected by these lockdowns, including those bordering on the state of Salzburg Districts of Berchtesgadener Land and Traunstein. In Berchtesgadener Land, the seven-day incidence on Friday was 1120.1 according to the Robert Koch Institute, that in Traunstein was given as 1117.8. Söder spoke of a “hard emergency brake”.
Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) once again appealed to people in the Free State to get vaccinated and voluntarily reduce their contacts. The health system is threatened with collapse.