Berlin (dpa) – Following the vaccination summit of federal and state governments, municipalities and districts are missing out on how to deal with vaccinated people.
“It is regrettable that no final agreement was reached with the Chancellor at the Prime Ministers’ Conference on the lifting of fundamental rights restrictions for fully vaccinated citizens,” said Gerd Landsberg, the general director of the Association of Cities and Municipalities. , from the “Rheinische Post”.
Although Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country leaders discussed regulations for fully vaccinated and convalescent individuals at their meeting, there were, as expected, no resolutions. The planned regulation must be approved by the Bundestag and Bundesrat, as Merkel explained.
Health Minister Jens Spahn refuted the impression in an ARD “Extra” that there was no schedule. According to the CDU politician, a decision must be made at the end of May to what extent people who have been vaccinated against the corona virus remain subject to restrictions. “The federal government will make a proposal for this next week and the Federal Council will then make a final decision on May 28. So there is a schedule. “
According to a major federal government issues newspaper over the weekend, vaccinated and convalescing people may be given the same exceptions for access to stores and services such as hairdressers that apply to those who have tested negative. When entering from abroad, a quarantine can in most cases be omitted. Mask requirement and waiver should also apply to vaccinated, recovering and tested people for an extended period of time.
The district council would also have liked a clearer result from the video conference. “It is good if this also applies quickly to vaccinated and convalescing patients where a negative antigen test is sufficient. Certainly for the retail trade and the hotel and catering industry there would finally be prospects, ”said district chairman Reinhard Sager in the newspapers of the Funke media group.
The Greens and the FDP criticized the deliberations on another point. “In order for the vaccination campaign to develop faster in the coming weeks with better availability of vaccines, there should have been clear commitments and preparations today for the early involvement of the more than 10,000 occupational physicians,” said Green Parliamentary Leader Katrin Göring- Eckardt the newspapers of the Funke media group.
FDP boss Christian Lindner added to the papers: “You need to get involved in the vaccination campaign as soon as possible. Otherwise, there is a risk that the vaccine will be dumped in the future, although the demand for vaccinations is high. “
In view of the increasing supply of vaccines, Merkel reaffirmed her promise to make vaccination offers to all citizens by the end of the summer of September 21. Corona vaccinations must also be possible for everyone in Germany by June at the latest – so without the previous priority setting with a fixed order. “That does not mean that everyone can be vaccinated immediately,” Merkel said in Berlin after the consultation with the prime minister. “But then anyone can try to get a vaccination appointment, and they get it according to the stock.”
With a view to the coming weeks, the Chancellor said, “We are entering a transition phase that is not easy either.” There will be more and more people who have been vaccinated, but there will still be many unvaccinated people who need protection. The primary goal is to give everyone back their basic rights as soon as possible.