Corona: CDU prime ministers want to meet with the federal government

Status: 02.11.2021 11:24 a.m.

What should the course look like for the winter in the pandemic? In view of the increasing number of infections, some CDU state leaders are calling for a federal-state meeting. Not all country representatives consider this to be necessary.

In view of the increasing number of corona infections, the pressure for a rapid federal-state round, as proposed by the acting Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), is growing from the group of CDU Prime Ministers. “The increasing number of infections makes it necessary that we are very focused, vigilant and act decisively when it comes to the booster vaccination issue,” said the North Rhine-Westphalian head of government and chairman of the Prime Minister’s Conference, Hendrik Wüst.

NRW Prime Minister Wüst warned of vaccination breakthroughs in the “pandemic of the unvaccinated”.

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Wüst for “coordinated booster strategy”

Wüst had told the dpa news agency about such a meeting: “The pandemic of the unvaccinated can quickly lead to more and more vaccination breakthroughs.” A clear pattern can be seen. “Where there was less vaccination, the virus can spread more easily. This is why a jointly coordinated booster strategy is now required.” The course for the winter must also be defined in the basic rules.

When asked about compulsory vaccination in nursing homes, the new head of NRW said: “I am convinced that the vast majority of people in nursing homes who work there know themselves that a vaccination is wise. And I hope that those who do Didn’t know before, now come on the funnel. ” In a retirement home in Brandenburg there were at least 14 deaths after a corona outbreak.

“Questions cannot go unanswered”

The Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans also spoke out in favor of swift consultations by the federal and state governments: “We have a government that is leaving office. And we have a government that has not yet been formed. It must not be that that is why the questions are raised : How are things going on in winter now ?, remain unanswered. ”

The head of the Chancellery, Helge Braun, had already declared himself ready in principle to consult with the federal states if they had a need for discussion to cope with the corona pandemic.

Different opinions in other countries

Already on Sunday, Hamburg’s Senator for Health Melanie Leonhard (SPD) described a new federal-state summit as superfluous: there had only just been a conference of prime ministers. Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) was also skeptical on ZDF.

Saxony-Anhalt’s Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) would, however, welcome a corona vote by the federal and state governments. “With a view to the very worrying Corona situation, that would be urgently needed,” said a government spokesman also on Sunday. This could take place at a federal-state summit or in a conference of prime ministers. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s head of government Manuela Schwesig (SPD) said in the Report from BerlinIf it appears necessary for the federal government and the states to meet, then that should also be done.

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