In the event of a new corona wave, appropriate amendments to the law are needed – that is what Green Party leader Nouripour says, among others. Party colleague Göring-Eckardt had previously issued a warning for the FDP.
Green leader Omid Nouripour has called for a rapid change to the Infection Protection Act to combat Corona.
“We need an agreement as soon as possible. The earlier we are prepared for fall, the better. States and municipalities need a lead time, »he told the newspapers of the Funke media group. It’s about not repeating the mistakes of the last two years. “The summer must not pass unused,” emphasized Nouripour.
With the amended Infection Protection Act, general mask requirements for events or when shopping, as well as 2G and 3G access regulations, have been abolished since the beginning of April. For the time being, “basic protection” applies – for example with mask requirements in buses, trains, clinics, practices and nursing homes. Irrespective of state requirements, however, there are also further protection rules with mask requirements in many places, for example in cultural institutions. The current version of the law runs until 23 September. The German Association of Cities had called for the law to be amended before the Bundestag’s summer break in order to be prepared for Corona in the fall.
Nouripour explained: «You have to be able to increase the measures if an emergency develops. This starts with the obligation to wear masks and distance rules and continues with access rules such as 3G, i.e. for those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered and those who have been tested. » What is needed is a legal basis that is adapted in such a way that what is necessary can be done on site. “As of now, we don’t even have a legal basis for a mask requirement,” said Nouripour.
Bundestag Vice President Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Greens) had also called for preparations for the fall – and warned the FDP not to slow down. FDP deputy leader Wolfgang Kubicki then reminded that there was a legal mandate to first evaluate corona measures. Evidence-based decisions can only be made on the basis of a corresponding report.