Schwesig calls for “nationwide test strategy”
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s head of government Manuela Schwesig (SPD) warned in the run-up to the conference of prime ministers with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday against wanting to regulate all corona measures nationwide.
Schwesig told BILD live (Tuesday): “We have to regulate major issues in a nationwide way: distance, mask requirement, and also fines or uniform rules at major events. But detailed questions – who can invite how many people to family celebrations – something like this should be decided locally, regionally. Because the infection numbers are different. In this respect, we also need different rules. “
The main topic of the conference on Thursday must therefore be, Schwesig continued, “that Germany has taken a bit over the top when it comes to questions of international travel. We now have more travelers returning from risk areas and there are no nationwide test strategies for this. ”These questions would have to be answered by“ Ms. Merkel and Mr. Spahn now together with the federal states so that things work better in the future, ”said the SPD politician. Schwesig: “This is a national question.” She herself had already “informed the federal government a few weeks ago that we do not consider a one-off test after returning to be sufficient” and therefore “to another test between the 5th and 7th Guess the day after your return “, as is already necessary in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to be released from quarantine.