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Corona rules in Lower Saxony: No "Freedom Day" on March 20th – the country goes its own way

The federal government is relaxing the corona measures, despite the continued high incidence. Lower Saxony does not support this decision and is going its own way.

Hanover – Lower Saxony wants to maintain the previous corona protection measures and has therefore issued a Corona Transitional Ordinance*. It will come into force from Saturday (March 19, 2022), said a government spokeswoman on Tuesday (March 15, 2022) according to the German Press Agency (dpa). In the course of the week, the ordinance is to be presented to the social committee of the state parliament. Many details are not yet known.

This transitional ordinance should no longer include contact restrictions for people who are not vaccinated against the corona virus. So far, in Lower Saxony, they have only been allowed to meet with two people from another household at private gatherings.

The federal government drops corona protection measures – Lower Saxony defends itself

According to a federal-state decision, many corona protection measures are to be dropped nationwide from Sunday (March 20th, 2022); although the seven-day incidence in Germany is higher than ever during the pandemic. The federal government’s draft for the future rules met with clear criticism in Lower Saxony.

According to the Lower Saxony Ministry of Health, a draft of the new Federal Infection Protection Act states that the federal states can set transitional rules by April 2nd. Lower Saxony wants to make use of this, and other federal states have also announced it.

Prime Minister Stephan Weil* (SPD) had recently said about the draft that the federal states would lose numerous options for action. “We still have hope that there will be improvements in this Federal Infection Protection Act,” said a spokeswoman, according to dpa. However, the government in Lower Saxony does not currently see the possibility of an extension of the previous corona measures by the federal government. (kh/dpa) * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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