The corona incidence in Bavaria has risen to a new record. Aiwanger expresses hope for folk festivals. All news in the ticker.
- Corona * in Bavaria: seven-day incidence * rises to a record high.
- Corona rules: Aiwanger hopes for folk festivals without 2G.
- This news ticker is updated regularly.
Update from March 18, 12:32 p.m .: The Corona requirements on Bavaria’s cable cars are relaxed. “We will treat cable cars in Bavaria like public transport from Saturday morning,” said Head of State Florian Herrmann on Friday of the German Press Agency. There will then be no more access restrictions – just like in Austria and Switzerland. However, masks are still compulsory for the popular trips up the mountains in closed cabins. So far, 2G regulations had to be observed in cable cars, which means that only those who had been vaccinated or had recovered were allowed to ride.
Incidence in Bavaria rises to a record high – Aiwanger with clear rule requirements for folk festivals
First report from March 18, 9:14 a.m .: Munich – New day, new record: The incidence in Bavaria rose to a new high on Friday (March 18). The Robert Koch Institute* (RKI) gave the value for the Free State as 2141.9. That is around 62 more than the previous day (2079.8). The incidence had risen almost every day for the past eleven days and had always reached new highs, only falling slightly on Wednesday. According to the RKI, the Free State had the third highest incidence behind Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (2468.1) and Saarland (2239.0).
Corona numbers for Bavaria: Almost 60,000 new infections – the nationwide leader is in the Free State
- 58,436 new infections in 24 hours
- 39 new deaths in one day
- Haßberge district (Bavaria and nationwide leader): 3371.1
Corona rules in Bavaria: Aiwanger calls for folk festivals without 2G
You can read which Corona rules apply in our overview. For example, folk festivals should soon be possible again. Bavaria’s Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger (free voters) spoke out against 2G regulations at Bavarian folk festivals. “In my opinion, a folk festival should be a festival of the people and not just a festival of the recently vaccinated,” he told Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR).
If organizers opted for 2G of their own accord, it couldn’t be banned, said the Free Voters boss. “But I don’t think that can be maintained in the long run.” According to BR , the Augsburg Easter Plärrer should start in mid-April, so the showmen had offered 2G as an access requirement.
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Infection Protection Act: Ban on folk festivals could soon be lifted
If the new Infection Protection Act is passed in Berlin as previously planned, the previous ban on folk festivals and annual markets will also no longer apply in Bavaria. For folk festivals, the same rules as in gastronomy should apply until April 2nd, then all the requirements will no longer apply here either. With a view to the cancellation of the politician’s derblecken when tapping strong beer on the Nockherberg*, Aiwanger said he did not hope that this would trigger a “domino effect”. “We can’t just run around depressed all the time,” he said. He was in favor of “a certain basic optimism – despite all the seriousness of the situation – returning to the population”. (kam/dpa) *Merkur.de/bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
The last round of federal and state governments on corona policy only took place on Thursday. Markus Söder then expressed his dissatisfaction.