Munich (dpa / lby) - Innkeepers and hoteliers in Bavaria reacted in horror to the extension of the lockdown until mid-February.

“We are still trying with all our might to weather the pandemic and look forward to the second Corona year with confidence.

In view of the renewed extension of the lockdown until mid-February, however, desperation is rampant in large parts of the hospitality industry, ”said the state manager of the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Thomas Geppert, in Munich on Wednesday.

"The lockdown cannot be extended forever without a real perspective."

The association demanded planning security for companies, guests and employees as well as stable and reliable economic framework conditions.

Software problems with the recently started payment of the November aid should finally be resolved.

“This unprofessional and delayed behavior on the part of the federal government puts livelihoods at risk.

That is irresponsible, ”explained Geppert.

"Woe to one of us pays our taxes just one day late, but the Federal Minister of Finance can't get the November aid paid out correctly at the end of January."

Geppert also called for the hospitality industry to be gradually opened if the number of infections continues to fall.

“That does not contradict fighting the pandemic.

We are part of the solution and not the problem, ”said the head of the association.


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