Munich / Berlin (dpa / lby) - Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) sees several ways to relax the corona measures.

If the seven-day incidence in the state capital remains below 35, the primary schools could possibly return to face-to-face teaching with a mask requirement.

The mask requirement in public places could also be omitted and two households could be allowed to meet again, said Reiter after a video switch with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Friday.

The Munich mayor wants to have experts examine these options for easing and then submit them to the city crisis team for a decision at its next meeting.

Approval would then have to be obtained from the government of Upper Bavaria.

Lockdown loosening in trade, culture, gastronomy and amateur sports, on the other hand, would have to be regulated across Bavaria.

Reiter called for comprehensible step-by-step plans for the coming weeks as to how further easing should look like for the individual areas: "Whether trade, gastronomy, culture or sport - they all need a perspective as to when openings are possible again."


Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) and Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) also took part in the two-hour conversation between the Bavarian Lord Mayor and District Administrator and the Chancellor.

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