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Olaf Scholz comments on Söder’s “Smurfs” statement

No more embarrassing paperwork: the Luca app could officially be introduced nationwide for contact control from Monday. Olaf Scholz promises that – and gives Söder and Spahn another one.

The guests

  • Olaf Scholz (SPD), Federal Minister of Finance, Vice Chancellor, candidate for Chancellor

  • Claus Ruhe Madsen, mayor of Rostock

  • Kai Kupferschmidt, molecular biologist and science journalist

  • Kristina Dunz, journalist from “RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland”

After more than a year of fruitless arguments about data protection, Berlin has come to the conclusion: We need an app so that guests at restaurants or events can register for possible contact tracking. The embarrassing lists that innkeepers kept before the lockdown (or not) and into which unwilling guests could sign up as Smurfette with impunity will hopefully be a thing of the past with the upcoming easing. Because the Luca app is coming. Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced this to “Markus Lanz” on Thursday evening.

“It’s very good. I had it introduced to me at the ministry,” said the Federal Minister of Finance and praised the app, behind which, among other things, the Fantastic Four are, as a contribution to less bureaucracy. “We were almost about to say: We’ll just take it,” Scholz revealed about the federal and state corona summit on Wednesday. But the powers of the group would not have been sufficient for this. It was therefore agreed that each federal state would decide for itself on Monday. “Preferably 16: 0,” said Scholz. He is counting on Luca: “I looked everyone in the eye and I have the feeling that this decision will be made on Monday.”

Is the Luca app binding nationwide?

The Luca app has been booming since Smudo’s appearance on “Anne Will” on Sunday at the latest. It promises what is so urgently needed: an encrypted, simple tracing of contacts. To do this, users log into the app with their mobile phone number and can then register anonymously as a guest using a QR code at meetings – whether in the pub or at home. If a corona disease is later diagnosed, only the responsible health department can decrypt the data, identify contact persons and warn them directly on the smartphone.

In spite of all the relief, there remains, as too often, the weary question: Why only now? This is what journalist Kristina Dunz von Scholz wanted to know when it came to the comprehensive rapid tests that have now been decided. “It has been the case that testing has now been accepted by everyone as a possibility of the opening strategy and that is why it has now led to this expansion,” was the unmasking answer of the Vice Chancellor. “What kind of sentence is that?”, Threw in the host, who was always passionate about inquiries. “You have to ask, which idiots should have been against it?”, Dunz wanted to know, but unfortunately got no answer.

The campaigner Scholz, who incidentally is aiming for a result “in the upper range of 20 percent” in the federal election, was less reticent when he was asked about the scandal with CSU boss Markus Söder right at the beginning of the broadcast. The Munich resident bumped first on the appearance and then on the facial expressions of the hamburger in the video conference. “You don’t have to grin around that smurfy,” Söder finally exclaimed, as participants at the Corona summit gleefully revealed to the press. “I really like that with the Smurfs. They are small, cunning and always win. Gargamel loses,” grinned Scholz, assigning Söder the role of the ambitious but not particularly talented magician with the bushy eyebrows.

Speaking of the rapid test debacle: Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) also got his fat off without Lanz having to push his guest into the corner. “Posing has to stop in politics,” demanded the SPD candidate for chancellor. What he meant were promises, “if you haven’t prepared it properly. So it is of course a problem to announce a government measure via tweet that has not been coordinated with anyone so intensively that you can say that it might work.” “You are talking about Spahn?” Asked the moderator twice. “There was a tweet,” confirmed Scholz.

Criticism of easing

On Thursday, the Vice Chancellor presented himself as the driving force behind the resolutions of the Corona summit, from breakfast television to the nightly talk show. “In the end we made a decent decision,” he said. Science journalist Kai Kupferschmidt came to a completely different conclusion. “I’m a little at a loss,” said the molecular biologist. “This relaxation comes too soon and it goes too fast.” He warned of a “spring awakening orgy” in which a fourth lockdown would almost become a likely consequence. Because according to model calculations, Germany could reach incidence values ​​of 200 or more at the beginning of May. Instead of first vaccinating and testing and then opening the door, the opposite approach is taken – according to the “principle of hope”.

“It somehow seems as if we have no learning curve at all,” sighed the mayor of Rostock, Claus Ruhe Madsen, who was so successful in the fight against the pandemic. But he too is slowly wearing down the ever new target incidence values ​​issued by politicians. “The 100 is basically the new 35 – or the old 50,” complained the non-party politician. “My problem is that I have to inspire people on site.” Madsen is already relying on the Luca app in Rostock and recorded an incidence value of 21 on Thursday, while around five times more new infections are registered around his Hanseatic city.

Madsen practically pleaded not just to open schools and shops, but to collect enough data to finally get a reliable picture of the cause and effect of the fight against the pandemic. That is missing so far: “Our answer to lockdown is: open. And to open is our answer: lockdown.” This diabolical cycle has now reached the fatal phase, warned the OB: “If there is still a lockdown, then we are gone.”

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Olaf Scholz comments on Söder’s “Smurfs” statement

No more embarrassing paperwork: the Luca app could officially be introduced nationwide for contact control from Monday. Olaf Scholz promises that – and gives Söder and Spahn another one.

The guests

  • Olaf Scholz (SPD), Federal Minister of Finance, Vice Chancellor, candidate for Chancellor

  • Claus Ruhe Madsen, mayor of Rostock

  • Kai Kupferschmidt, molecular biologist and science journalist

  • Kristina Dunz, journalist from “RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland”

After more than a year of fruitless arguments about data protection, Berlin has come to the conclusion: We need an app so that guests at restaurants or events can register for possible contact tracking. The embarrassing lists that innkeepers kept before the lockdown (or not) and into which unwilling guests could sign up as Smurfette with impunity will hopefully be a thing of the past with the upcoming easing. Because the Luca app is coming. Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced this to “Markus Lanz” on Thursday evening.

“It’s very good. I had it introduced to me at the ministry,” said the Federal Minister of Finance and praised the app, behind which, among other things, the Fantastic Four are, as a contribution to less bureaucracy. “We were almost about to say: We’ll just take it,” Scholz revealed about the federal and state corona summit on Wednesday. But the powers of the group would not have been sufficient for this. It was therefore agreed that each federal state would decide for itself on Monday. “Preferably 16: 0,” said Scholz. He is counting on Luca: “I looked everyone in the eye and I have the feeling that this decision will be made on Monday.”

Is the Luca app binding nationwide?

The Luca app has been booming since Smudo’s appearance on “Anne Will” on Sunday at the latest. It promises what is so urgently needed: an encrypted, simple tracing of contacts. To do this, users log into the app with their mobile phone number and can then register anonymously as a guest using a QR code at meetings – whether in the pub or at home. If a corona disease is later diagnosed, only the responsible health department can decrypt the data, identify contact persons and warn them directly on the smartphone.

In spite of all the relief, there remains, as too often, the weary question: Why only now? This is what journalist Kristina Dunz von Scholz wanted to know when it came to the comprehensive rapid tests that have now been decided. “It has been the case that testing has now been accepted by everyone as a possibility of the opening strategy and that is why it has now led to this expansion,” was the unmasking answer of the Vice Chancellor. “What kind of sentence is that?”, Threw in the host, who was always passionate about inquiries. “You have to ask, which idiots should have been against it?”, Dunz wanted to know, but unfortunately got no answer.

The campaigner Scholz, who incidentally is aiming for a result “in the upper range of 20 percent” in the federal election, was less reticent when he was asked about the scandal with CSU boss Markus Söder right at the beginning of the broadcast. The Munich resident bumped first on the appearance and then on the facial expressions of the hamburger in the video conference. “You don’t have to grin around that smurfy,” Söder finally exclaimed, as participants at the Corona summit gleefully revealed to the press. “I really like that with the Smurfs. They are small, cunning and always win. Gargamel loses,” grinned Scholz, assigning Söder the role of the ambitious but not particularly talented magician with the bushy eyebrows.

Speaking of the rapid test debacle: Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) also got his fat off without Lanz having to push his guest into the corner. “Posing has to stop in politics,” demanded the SPD candidate for chancellor. What he meant were promises, “if you haven’t prepared it properly. So it is of course a problem to announce a government measure via tweet that has not been coordinated with anyone so intensively that you can say that it might work.” “You are talking about Spahn?” Asked the moderator twice. “There was a tweet,” confirmed Scholz.

Criticism of easing

On Thursday, the Vice Chancellor presented himself as the driving force behind the resolutions of the Corona summit, from breakfast television to the nightly talk show. “In the end we made a decent decision,” he said. Science journalist Kai Kupferschmidt came to a completely different conclusion. “I’m a little at a loss,” said the molecular biologist. “This relaxation comes too soon and it goes too fast.” He warned of a “spring awakening orgy” in which a fourth lockdown would almost become a likely consequence. Because according to model calculations, Germany could reach incidence values ​​of 200 or more at the beginning of May. Instead of first vaccinating and testing and then opening the door, the opposite approach is taken – according to the “principle of hope”.

“It somehow seems as if we have no learning curve at all,” sighed the mayor of Rostock, Claus Ruhe Madsen, who was so successful in the fight against the pandemic. But he too is slowly wearing down the ever new target incidence values ​​issued by politicians. “The 100 is basically the new 35 – or the old 50,” complained the non-party politician. “My problem is that I have to inspire people on site.” Madsen is already relying on the Luca app in Rostock and recorded an incidence value of 21 on Thursday, while around five times more new infections are registered around his Hanseatic city.

Madsen practically pleaded not just to open schools and shops, but to collect enough data to finally get a reliable picture of the cause and effect of the fight against the pandemic. That is missing so far: “Our answer to lockdown is: open. And to open is our answer: lockdown.” This diabolical cycle has now reached the fatal phase, warned the OB: “If there is still a lockdown, then we are gone.”

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Olaf Scholz comments on Söder’s “Smurfs” statement

No more embarrassing paperwork: the Luca app could officially be introduced nationwide for contact control from Monday. Olaf Scholz promises that – and gives Söder and Spahn another one.

The guests

  • Olaf Scholz (SPD), Federal Minister of Finance, Vice Chancellor, candidate for Chancellor

  • Claus Ruhe Madsen, mayor of Rostock

  • Kai Kupferschmidt, molecular biologist and science journalist

  • Kristina Dunz, journalist from “RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland”

After more than a year of fruitless arguments about data protection, Berlin has come to the conclusion: We need an app so that guests at restaurants or events can register for possible contact tracking. The embarrassing lists that innkeepers kept before the lockdown (or not) and into which unwilling guests could sign up as Smurfette with impunity will hopefully be a thing of the past with the upcoming easing. Because the Luca app is coming. Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced this to “Markus Lanz” on Thursday evening.

“It’s very good. I had it introduced to me at the ministry,” said the Federal Minister of Finance and praised the app, behind which, among other things, the Fantastic Four are, as a contribution to less bureaucracy. “We were almost about to say: We’ll just take it,” Scholz revealed about the federal and state corona summit on Wednesday. But the powers of the group would not have been sufficient for this. It was therefore agreed that each federal state would decide for itself on Monday. “Preferably 16: 0,” said Scholz. He is counting on Luca: “I looked everyone in the eye and I have the feeling that this decision will be made on Monday.”

Is the Luca app binding nationwide?

The Luca app has been booming since Smudo’s appearance on “Anne Will” on Sunday at the latest. It promises what is so urgently needed: an encrypted, simple tracing of contacts. To do this, users log into the app with their mobile phone number and can then register anonymously as a guest using a QR code at meetings – whether in the pub or at home. If a corona disease is later diagnosed, only the responsible health department can decrypt the data, identify contact persons and warn them directly on the smartphone.

In spite of all the relief, there remains, as too often, the weary question: Why only now? This is what journalist Kristina Dunz von Scholz wanted to know when it came to the comprehensive rapid tests that have now been decided. “It has been the case that testing has now been accepted by everyone as a possibility of the opening strategy and that is why it has now led to this expansion,” was the unmasking answer of the Vice Chancellor. “What kind of sentence is that?”, Threw in the host, who was always passionate about inquiries. “You have to ask, which idiots should have been against it?”, Dunz wanted to know, but unfortunately got no answer.

The campaigner Scholz, who incidentally is aiming for a result “in the upper range of 20 percent” in the federal election, was less reticent when he was asked about the scandal with CSU boss Markus Söder right at the beginning of the broadcast. The Munich resident bumped first on the appearance and then on the facial expressions of the hamburger in the video conference. “You don’t have to grin around that smurfy,” Söder finally exclaimed, as participants at the Corona summit gleefully revealed to the press. “I really like that with the Smurfs. They are small, cunning and always win. Gargamel loses,” grinned Scholz, assigning Söder the role of the ambitious but not particularly talented magician with the bushy eyebrows.

Speaking of the rapid test debacle: Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) also got his fat off without Lanz having to push his guest into the corner. “Posing has to stop in politics,” demanded the SPD candidate for chancellor. What he meant were promises, “if you haven’t prepared it properly. So it is of course a problem to announce a government measure via tweet that has not been coordinated with anyone so intensively that you can say that it might work.” “You are talking about Spahn?” Asked the moderator twice. “There was a tweet,” confirmed Scholz.

Criticism of easing

On Thursday, the Vice Chancellor presented himself as the driving force behind the resolutions of the Corona summit, from breakfast television to the nightly talk show. “In the end we made a decent decision,” he said. Science journalist Kai Kupferschmidt came to a completely different conclusion. “I’m a little at a loss,” said the molecular biologist. “This relaxation comes too soon and it goes too fast.” He warned of a “spring awakening orgy” in which a fourth lockdown would almost become a likely consequence. Because according to model calculations, Germany could reach incidence values ​​of 200 or more at the beginning of May. Instead of first vaccinating and testing and then opening the door, the opposite approach is taken – according to the “principle of hope”.

“It somehow seems as if we have no learning curve at all,” sighed the mayor of Rostock, Claus Ruhe Madsen, who was so successful in the fight against the pandemic. But he too is slowly wearing down the ever new target incidence values ​​issued by politicians. “The 100 is basically the new 35 – or the old 50,” complained the non-party politician. “My problem is that I have to inspire people on site.” Madsen is already relying on the Luca app in Rostock and recorded an incidence value of 21 on Thursday, while around five times more new infections are registered around his Hanseatic city.

Madsen practically pleaded not just to open schools and shops, but to collect enough data to finally get a reliable picture of the cause and effect of the fight against the pandemic. That is missing so far: “Our answer to lockdown is: open. And to open is our answer: lockdown.” This diabolical cycle has now reached the fatal phase, warned the OB: “If there is still a lockdown, then we are gone.”

.

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Meetings, gastronomy, shops: These corona resolutions and relaxations apply from March 8th


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On March 3, the federal and state governments agreed on a step-by-step opening strategy. The lockdown will initially be extended until March 28th. In conjunction with an expanded range of rapid tests, however, this is to be gradually reduced and loosening introduced. “For the next few weeks and months, if the infection process is stable, there will be four tones of vaccination, testing, contact tracing and openings,” says the paper. The resolutions provide for loosening every 14 days with a stable regional seven-day incidence of less than 100 and less than 50, respectively. The strategy at a glance:

Incidence-independent easing:

Trade: Flower shops, bookstores and garden centers are assigned to shops for daily needs and are allowed to open from March 8th. One customer is allowed for every 10 square meters for the first 800 square meters of sales area, and one customer for every additional 20 square meters.

Service companies: Body-close services (e.g. cosmetic studios), Driving and flight schools are allowed to open with a hygiene concept. Customers must present a daily quick test or self-test in the case of services where a mask cannot be worn continuously.

Homeoffice: The requirement to work from home if possible will be extended to the end of April.

Relaxations at a stable incidence between 50 and 100:

Meetings: So far, members of a household have been allowed to meet with one other person. From March 8, members of two households can meet up to a maximum of five people. Children up to 14 years are not counted. Couples who do not live together should also count as one household in the future.

Sport: Individual sports with a maximum of five people as well as group sports for up to 20 children under the age of 14 are permitted in outdoor sports facilities.

Trade: With a stable incidence below 100, appointment shopping according to the “click and meet” principle is permitted in retail. “After booking an appointment for a fixed limited period of time with documentation for contact tracking”, one customer per 40 square meters is allowed, according to the decision.

Museums, galleries, zoos, gardens and memorials: If the incidence is stable between 50 and 100, appointments with documentation for contact follow-up are permitted.

Relaxations at an incidence between 50 and 100 for at least 14 days:

Gastronomy: If the seven-day incidence remains below 100 for two weeks, outdoor dining is allowed to reopen, subject to conditions such as prior booking of an appointment. Sitting at one table People from several households, a daily quick test or self-test is required.

Theaters, concert and opera houses and cinemas allowed to open. Guests must present a daily quick test or self-test.

Sport: Contact-free sport indoors and contact sport outdoors are permitted, provided that all participants can present a current negative quick test or self-test.

Relaxations after a further 14 days with an incidence between 50 and 100:

Trade: Retail stores are allowed to open. Up to 800 square meters of sales area must be available per customer, 10 square meters, and 20 square meters per customer.

Sport: Contact-free sports indoors and contact sports outdoors are also permitted without a test certificate.

Emergency brake

If the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants rises to over 100 on three consecutive days, the rules that were in effect up to March 7th come back into force on the second following working day. This means that only one household can meet with one other person (not including children up to 14 years of age).

Relaxations at a stable incidence below 50:

Trade: Shops are allowed to open. One customer is allowed for every 10 square meters for the first 800 square meters of sales area, and one customer for every additional 20 square meters.

Museums, galleries, gardens and memorials allowed to open.

Sport: Non-contact sport in groups of up to ten people in the outdoor area is permitted.

Relaxations at an incidence below 50 for at least 14 days:

Gastronomy: Outdoor catering is allowed to open to guests without a test requirement.

Theaters, concert and opera houses and cinemas are allowed to open without tests.

Sport: Contact-free sports indoors (e.g. fitness studios) and contact sports outdoors are permitted.

Relaxations after another 14 days with an incidence below 50:

Leisure events with up to 50 participants are permitted outside.

Sport: Indoor contact sports are allowed.

Relaxations at an incidence below 35:

Meetings: If the incidence is stable below 35, relatives from three households are allowed to come together.

Rapid test concept

As of March 8, all asymptomatic citizens should be able to receive a free rapid test at test centers or from resident doctors at least once a week. The federal government bears the costs for the tests.

Companies should be obliged to enable employees to take a quick test at least once a week.

Daycare children, pupils and employees at schools and daycare centers also receive a free test per week of attendance.

Vaccinations

The interval between the first and second vaccination should be used to the maximum. At Biontech this means 42 days, at Astrazeneca twelve weeks. The federal and state governments assume that Astrazeneca is also recommended for older people. General practitioners should be allowed to vaccinate from the end of March or the beginning of April.

On March 22, representatives from the federal and state governments want to discuss how to proceed.

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