Düsseldorf (dpa / lnw) - The North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament is debating today (2 p.m.) in a special session about the measures of the state government in the tightened corona lockdown.

The SPD opposition had applied for the meeting after the CDU / FDP state government had partly deviated from the federal-state resolutions.

It begins with a briefing to the government entitled “Responsibility, determination and foresight - North Rhine-Westphalia in the corona pandemic”.

It is expected that Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) will inform the MPs.

The heads of government of the federal states and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) agreed a week ago on a tightened lockdown with even stricter contact restrictions and school closings.

People from one household are generally only allowed to meet one other person in public space.

Contrary to what has been agreed, children to be cared for in North Rhine-Westphalia are not included.

In NRW, the new Corona Protection Ordinance has been in force since Monday.

The measures are initially limited to January 31.

The SPD criticizes loopholes in the new regulation.

For example, the contact restrictions in the NRW regulation only relate to meetings in public spaces, but not to the private sector.

Parties are not allowed to be celebrated in apartments, but other get-togethers are allowed within one's own four walls without any personal restrictions.


NRW Corona Protection Ordinance

Agenda special session