Berlin (dpa) - A few days after the federal-state consultations, Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil calls for early resolutions to exit the lockdown.

"At the next summit, decisions will have to be made," said the SPD politician of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung".

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state leaders agreed that “the federal and state governments will develop an opening strategy by the next summit”.

The next Corona summit was scheduled for March 3rd.

Heil also warned against premature relaxation in view of the risk of mutations;

you have to come out of lockdown step by step.

“But of course: I can understand the displeasure and impatience,” he said.


Heil is confident that the corona crisis will not affect the labor market in the long term.

The economy will “gain momentum again this year or next year at the latest, so that we can make headway on the labor market and catch up with what we are losing because of Corona,” the SPD politician told the newspaper.

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