Most Covid restrictions to be lifted by March 20 in Germany
Most Covid restrictions to be lifted by March 20 in Germany

As the country's seven-day Covid-19 incidence rate continues to fall, the German government has decided on a three-step plan to gradually relax most of the restrictions by March 20. According to media reports, the incidence rate for infectious diseases reached 1,385 infections per 100,000 people on Thursday, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). On Thursday, the RKI reported 235,626 new Covid-19 instances, down from around 12,200 a week ago. "The peak has most likely been reached," Chancellor Olaf Scholz said after a meeting with federal state governments to present the proposal. In the next weeks, he predicted a "constant improved situation."

First, Germany would simply remove the contact restrictions for vaccinated and recovered persons, as well as the retail sector access restrictions. The face mask requirement at stores, however, would stay in effect. Restaurants and hotels will only compel customers to follow the 3G rule as of March 4. (geimpft, getestet, genesen — vaccinated, recovered, tested).

Finally, if the situation in hospitals permits, all remaining severe restrictions on social, cultural, and economic life will be gradually lifted by March 20; however, "basic protection measures," such as the wearing of face masks on public transportation or in enclosed public spaces, will remain in effect.

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