The next MPK is coming up: the federal and state governments will discuss Corona on Thursday – but not only. Söder previously expressed criticism. All news in the ticker.
- Corona* : Markus Söder* criticized the federal government before MPK on Thursday (see first report), incidence reached new record (see 8.08 a.m.).
- Ukraine conflict* : Will the MPK become a Ukraine or energy summit? (see first report)
- This news ticker for Bavaria is updated regularly.
Update from March 17, 1 p.m.: In addition to Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia also criticized the traffic light plan for the Infection Protection Act. Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) therefore vented his anger shortly before the MPK: “Prime Ministers Wüst and Söder complain that the protective measures were no longer available. They themselves decided to discontinue ALL measures at the last MPK from Monday. Without the law I presented, it would have happened EXACTLY on Monday,” wrote the SPD politician on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Söder criticizes the federal government’s corona guidelines
Update from March 17, 9.10 a.m .: Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder has again criticized the federal government’s planned new corona guidelines. “While Corona is rising steeply, politics is getting off,” said the CSU chairman on Thursday on Deutschlandfunk . Protection against infection in schools with masks is no longer possible with the new regulations. “There is also a risk of contamination.” In the Bundesrat, the Free State could not agree to the plans.
The future nationwide legal basis for corona rules is to be sealed by the Bundestag and Bundesrat this Friday under great time pressure. From March 20, the draft drawn up by the federal government only provides for protective rules with masks and tests in facilities for vulnerable groups. For regional “hotspots”, however, further restrictions should be possible if the state parliament determines a particularly critical situation. Söder criticized that this hotspot regulation was impractical and would ultimately have no effective effect.
Bavaria and other federal states want to use a transitional period and largely keep the current protection rules until April 2nd.
Over 2000! Bavaria incidence reaches new high before MPK – Söder criticizes traffic light
Update from March 17, 8:08 a.m .: The seven-day incidence in Bavaria rose to a new high on Thursday. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 2079.8 in the morning. The day before, the seven-day incidence was 2008.5 in Bavaria. There was also a nationwide record on Thursday with 1651.4.
Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. One reason is the limited capacity of health authorities, for example, and contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent.
Ukraine refugees in Germany: Söder calls for “federal support”
Update from March 17, 7.55 a.m .: The federal and state governments are meeting today for a prime ministerial conference (MPK). The topic is the Corona policy, but not only. The Ukraine conflict, which escalated into war three weeks ago, is also on the agenda. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder is demanding clear rules from the federal government for the accommodation of war refugees. The CSU boss wrote on Instagram in the morning: “The basic requirement is the registration of all those seeking protection. This is the only way we can organize the distribution within Germany in solidarity. The big cities in particular are reaching their limits. Many states are overwhelmed with the financing, so the costs must be completely covered.” The Free State has made advance payments to its municipalities, “now the support of the federal government is required. We have to discuss all of this at the MPK for the benefit of all refugees and helpers.”
“It’s paradoxical”: Söder criticizes the MPK traffic light government – Corona is probably not the only topic
First report from March 17, 5.48 a.m .: Munich – “It is paradoxical: Corona is rising steeply and the federal government is getting out. The traffic light is not a sense of proportion, but the blind flight team,” criticized Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU *) on Instagram on Tuesday. After the cabinet meeting, his ministers announced at a press conference that the Free State was using a transitional arrangement. Bavaria is thus extending the protective measures until April 2nd.
MPK: Söder cancels Bavaria’s “Freedom Day” – these are the current rules
These include, among other things, the access rules (e.g. 3G for gastronomy) as well as the FFP2 mask requirement* in retail – here you will find an overview of all Corona rules for Bavaria. However, some measures are also omitted. If the new Infection Protection Act is passed in Berlin this week as previously planned, many requirements will also no longer apply in Bavaria from March 19.
Corona Infection Protection Act: These requirements could soon be abolished
- Specifications for capacity and maximum number of people
- Special regulations for church services and meetings
- the ban on dancing and music in gastronomy
- the previous ban on folk festivals and annual markets
- the ban on partying in public places and selling alcohol
No Freedom Day for Bavaria? New corona rules in the Free State
Corona-MPK: Will the meeting become a Ukraine or energy summit?
On Thursday (March 17), the heads of the federal states will meet for the next Prime Ministers’ Conference (MPK). In addition to consultations on corona policy, the Ukraine conflict, which has escalated into war, and its consequences are likely to be on the agenda. “In addition to the deliberations on corona policy and the admission of Ukrainian refugees, this Prime Minister’s conference must be an energy summit,” Saarland’s Prime Minister Tobias Hans told the newspapers of the editorial network Germany , according to a pre-announcement on Tuesday.
Corona-MPK: Söder wants to make Ukraine an issue – “Humanity before budgetary constraints”
Bavaria also wants to address the issue at the MPK. The Free State is initially providing up to one billion euros for the accommodation of refugees from Ukraine. The municipalities are reimbursed 100 percent of the costs they incur for accommodation* – that is the promise of the Free State. At the same time, the state government is asking the federal government to bear the costs. One then hopes for corresponding reimbursements, said Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann on Wednesday. Söder announced that he would demand this from the federal government at the federal-state level. “Several federal states are not able to shoulder this financially,” said Söder. Therefore, the federal government must ensure the financing. “Humanity comes before budgetary constraints at this point.” (kam/dpa) *Merkur.de/bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA