Munich (dpa / lby) - Bavaria's district administrators and mayors meet in the corona crisis for a virtual exchange with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (both CDU) and Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU).
The local politicians are hoping for statements on the further vaccination and opening strategy in the video link this Friday, as the President of the Bavarian District Assembly, Christian Bernreiter (CSU), said.
In many cities and districts, the incidence values have now fallen significantly.
"It will be a lively exchange," said Bernreiter.
As early as Thursday, numerous district administrators and OBs from municipalities with consistently low corona infection numbers demanded faster lockdown loosening, especially for retailers.
In addition, it is about financial aid, so Bernreiter.
"Because companies turn to us and say: There is no money."
In the Bavarian-Czech border region with particularly high numbers of infections, relaxation is not yet an issue.
The focus here is on corona tests and vaccination.
Bernreiter, district administrator of the Lower Bavarian district of Deggendorf, which is also badly affected by corona infections, also urges caution here.
"We cannot afford a third lockdown."
Merkel's assessment of the virus mutations and the prospect of the vaccine is particularly interesting for local politicians.
Cities and counties are currently preparing their vaccination centers for the expected further vaccine, said Bernreiter.
"We want to hear how the supplies are rolling."
In addition, the municipalities wanted to be involved in the nationwide test strategy.
Hof's District Administrator Oliver Bär (CSU) emphasized: "The essential thing is the supply of vaccines."
If there is an excess of vaccines in regions that are not needed, these should be made available to other regions.
Hof's Lord Mayor Eva Döhla (SPD) calls for more support: “We need more mobile test offers to provide a safe framework for work, education and care.
The deployment of the German Armed Forces in our region should be continued and strengthened. "
On Wednesday, Söder had sketched a rough step-by-step plan for openings in Bavaria: first nurseries and a relaxation of the contact rules, then retail, then sport and culture.
He did not give any dates for this;
nor are there any new incidence thresholds below the value 35. However, gastronomy and tourism in particular have to be patient.
It is also unclear when pupils from the fifth grade can go back to their schools.
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