Germany Wants to Fight Corona Outbreaks With Targeted Lockdowns

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Outbreaks of the coronavirus must combat Germany with small, targeted lockdowns.

 

The health ministers of the federal states and the federal minister have agreed that according to the documents of their consultation on Thursday morning.

Ministers recommend that the heads of state governments introduce small local restrictions in the event of an outbreak. They cite a local curfew as an “appropriate way” to contain an epidemic.

“It is not possible to close entire neighbourhoods in, for example, Hamburg or Berlin,” the documents state. “Decisions must be taken flexibly by the authorities on the spot.”

A German court broke the lockdown in the Gütersloh region early last week after a corona outbreak in a slaughterhouse.

The judges found that exceptional lockdown for the tens of thousands of residents excessive and ruled that the government should apply more customization.

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