Pandemic: Merz considers the end of the corona isolation obligation to be justifiable

Merz considers the end of the corona isolation obligation to be justifiable

Friedrich Merz no longer considers it absolutely necessary to isolate people infected with the corona virus. photo

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How important is it that corona patients isolate themselves from others? Friedrich Merz is open to discussing the measure.

The CDU chairman Friedrich Merz considers the decision of several federal states to remove the obligation to isolate people infected with corona to be justifiable.

“When I first read the message, I had a certain uneasiness,” Merz told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “On reflection, however, it seems to me to be responsible to proceed as Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein are now doing.” Corona rules are only required to a “very limited extent”, said Merz.

Anyone who has been infected with the corona virus no longer has to go into isolation everywhere in Germany: Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg had abolished the corresponding regulation on Wednesday, Schleswig-Holstein will follow on Thursday. Hesse had also announced this, but the time for this is still open.

“The time when there was a high risk of infection with a severe course of the disease is over,” Merz told the Funke newspapers. “We should also try to return to a largely normal life as quickly as possible – even with Corona.” Merz said he did not share the “almost siren-like alarmism” of Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD). “We should return to normality and officially declare Corona over by spring next year at the latest,” he demanded.


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