Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig has spoken out in NDR MV Live for a double test obligation for travelers returning from risk areas. “We now have a really good, safe location. We shouldn’t gamble away that by traveling to risk areas.” There have already been cases in which those returning from travel were initially tested negative, but then got Corona. That is why the existing rules, which only provide for a rapid test upon return, are not sufficient. “I can understand the longing for vacation,” said Schwesig. However, she recommends taking a vacation in Germany this year – she will do that too. You have a better view of the local situation. “We have no control over how things will develop in other countries.”
Bund-Länder consultations: No changes
According to information from the German Press Agency (dpa), the federal and state governments agreed in the late afternoon not to change the current entry regulations. Only Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania made a specific proposal. According to this proposal, if there is an incidence of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a region in 7 days, a five-day minimum quarantine should be reintroduced – without the currently possible free testing on the first day. According to this information, however, no other country followed the proposal. There was therefore no joint proposal for a change.
No tightening of holidays in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Schwesig affirmed that the rules for vacationers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania do not have to change. “We have a very low national incidence, the lowest in all of Germany.” It is therefore still sufficient if vacationers bring a negative test result. It is about bringing more security from risk areas through PCR and quarantine.
Lauterbach: “The price for vacation”
Recently, numerous country leaders had spoken out in favor of tightening. For example, the heads of government of Lower Saxony and Hamburg, Stephan Weil and Peter Tschentscher (both SPD), called for a double test. SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach also pleaded for this tightening: “That is the price for the vacation: If I travel to a risk area, then I have to expect that I will be in quarantine for a few more days until it is certain that I didn’t get infected. “
30 percent delta samples
In an evaluation by the University Medical Center Greifswald, 30 percent of the coronavirus samples were most recently assigned to the delta variant. This was reported by the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGuS) on its website. The delta variant thus took second place behind the alpha variant, which continues to dominate with 51 percent. However, the researchers advised that the result should be interpreted with caution. Only 37 samples were included in the investigation.
Vaccine appeal to parents
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Family Minister Stefanie Drese (SPD) appealed to the parents of school and daycare children to be vaccinated against the corona virus in the next few weeks. “A vaccination of the parents is an effective protection for their children,” said Drese. “This significantly reduces the risk of infection within the family.” According to Drese, according to recent studies from Israel and Finland, high Covid vaccination rates in adults also offer better protection to unvaccinated children.
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