May 24, 2022

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Bavaria cancels Christmas markets

Bavaria cancels Christmas markets

Bavarian Prime Minister Marcus Soder announced on Friday that he was canceling all Christmas markets in his area, largely influenced by the new Kovid-19 in Germany.

“The situation is very, very serious and complicated,” Soder told a news conference in Munich, adding that bars, clubs and discos would also be closed.

Christmas Markets is a real company in Germany, Nuremberg in Bavaria is one of the most famous.

“We’m sorry,” said the Bavarian head of government, who defended the decision, citing “multiple contacts between people in these markets and the inability to effectively control the health of visitors.”

In Bavaria, even those who have not been vaccinated are subject to a virtual lockdown, he said. The entire area actually applies the “2G” law, which allows only vaccinated (“geimpft”) and cured (“genetic”) people to access public spaces such as restaurants, cinemas, concert halls or events. Players.

Even those who are not vaccinated will have to limit their contact to 5 people from two outbreaks, he said.

He said in districts where every 100,000 residents cross 1,000 new infection cases in 7 days, “everything will have to be closed” except schools and businesses.

“We have a clear goal: to fight the coronavirus, to protect the people and the health care system,” said a strong Bavarian man.

“It simply came to our notice then. It’s a serious concern to make us act, ” he said.

The announcements came the day after a crisis meeting between outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional heads, who decided to ban non-vaccinated people from accessing public spaces across the country as soon as they reach the threshold. Hospital admissions exceeded three Kovid patients per 100,000 inhabitants. , Which is one of the twelve of the sixteen regional states in the country.

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Robert Koch, president of the Institute for Public Health Surveillance, on Friday expressed doubts about the impact of these measures. “Under the current circumstances, this is not enough,” Lothar Weiler told a news conference in Berlin, but the new epidemics crossed 50,000 again in 24 hours and the incidence was more than 340 at the federal level.