The virologist Alexander Kekulé currently does not consider regional easing in the fight against the corona virus to be sensible.

He told the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”: “Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, for example, is not so autonomous that you could close the borders there.” Those who rely on easing too early will feel the virus all the harder.

“It cannot be that a region with fewer cases tells the other regions that the pandemic is your problem now, but not ours.

Regions that have few cases and where the residents are relaxed are in reality particularly vulnerable. "

Kekulé referred to the course of the pandemic in Italy: “In the spring it mainly hit northern Italy, now it is southern Italy.

They thought they were safe for a long time and said that none of our business.

Now they are in a massive crisis. "

In addition, the virologist calls for a uniform mask requirement.

“When you get into a taxi in Saxony-Anhalt, the taxi driver doesn't wear a mask.

If he doesn't wear one in Bavaria, he pays a fine of 50 euros.

It doesn't work that way in the long run. ”Kekulé continues, one also has to resharpen in shops:“ There is still the case that salespeople stand behind the acrylic glass pane without a mask, as if people didn't know what super-spreading events are and that aerosols can spread throughout the room. "

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