Schwerin (dpa / mv) - The FDP has sharply criticized the strict link between the lockdown exit and the development of the corona infection numbers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

"It may take months before a nationwide incidence of less than 35 is reached," said FDP regional chief René Domke on Thursday in Schwerin.

Since decisions on further easing should only be made every two weeks, it is to be feared that tourism will also have to write off the early summer months for itself.

At another MV Corona summit, the state government and representatives of business and municipal associations agreed on a step-by-step plan to end the lockdown on Wednesday.

Accordingly, the retail trade should reopen with a limited number of customers as soon as the nationwide incidence value is stable below 35 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

Restaurants and hotels are to open later, initially only for guests from Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Specific start dates were not given.

The incidence values ​​are decisive, it said.

In Domke's opinion, the incidence figures have to be assessed differently with increasing vaccination numbers and decreasing occupancy of the hospital wards.

"The fact that the state government's opening plan makes no regional differences and does not take into account cluster outbreaks in nursing homes is the death knell for our economy," said Domke.

If cities like Rostock, with low incidences for months, could not give the retail sector a perspective, then that would result in even more bankruptcies and business closures, the FDP politician predicted.


According to the latest information from the State Office for Health and Social Affairs, only the district of Vorpommern-Rügen (16.0) and the Hanseatic city of Rostock (23.9) currently have fewer than 35 corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

Nationwide, the seven-day incidence is 64.7.

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