The number of participants in private events will be limited, for example, in regions with more than 35 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. In these regions, wearing a mask will be mandatory wherever people are closer to each other longer. Assemblies will be limited to 25 people in public institutions and 15 in private rooms.
“I am convinced that what we will do now will determine how we will get through this pandemic. We can see that the rate of contamination is increasing and that in some regions it is very high. That’s why we need to prevent uncontrolled or exponential growth, “said Angela Merkel.
If the threshold of 50 new contaminations per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded, even stricter rules will be imposed, such as limiting private meetings to a maximum of 10 people from two families and closing restaurants at 23.00.
The federal government and the Länder, which are responsible for health policies, spent eight hours on Wednesday drafting rules that seek to unify extremely disparate situations as a result of federalism.
Germany has registered 6,638 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, a record for the country since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to official data released on Thursday, writes AFP. The previous highest balance of daily contamination was on March 28 – 6,294 cases.