Hanover (dpa / lni) – The outgoing Minister of State to the Chancellor, Hendrik Hoppenstedt (CDU), has criticized the corona policy of the future traffic light coalition and the SPD countries. He thinks it is a serious mistake that the SPD, Greens and FDP in the federal government are not ready to tighten the legal basis for corona restrictions, he told the political journal “Rundblick” (Monday) in Hanover.
The convening of another Prime Minister’s conference to talk about a tougher course against the pandemic will also be delayed by Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz and the SPD, said the Lower Saxony member of the Bundestag. “If, as planned by Scholz, we finally come together for a prime ministerial conference after his election as Chancellor on December 9th, Germany will probably be on the verge of a catastrophe.”
In counties with an incidence over 300, the closure of restaurants, the ban on meetings, distance learning in higher school classes and restrictions in retail are inevitable, said Hoppenstedt. Unfortunately, the Ampel-Coalition let many possible measures in federal law expire. Lower Saxony with SPD Prime Minister Stephan Weil also voted for it. However, the Federal Council unanimously approved the changes to the Infection Protection Act on November 19, also with the CDU-led countries.
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