Oberstdorf (dpa) - The former world-class ski jumper and today's hotelier Jens Weißflog can "not understand" the current caution when easing the corona crisis.

This is what the 56-year-old said in an interview with “Zeit online”.

“We only ever focus on incidences, on numbers.

I am lacking ideas on how to move forward.

There are other countries that are doing better, »said Weißflog.

You could "look to Asian countries or to New Zealand, to Sweden, they lead a far more normal life than here with us".

The federal and state governments presented a step-by-step plan on Wednesday, explaining the incidence values ​​and conditions for which certain easing steps in the corona crisis are possible in the coming weeks.

Areas such as travel, hotels, culture and gastronomy will not be discussed until the next federal-state switch on March 22nd.

The Olympic champion and four-time winner of the Four Hills Tournament Weißflog runs a hotel and a restaurant in Oberwiesenthal, Saxony, which have been closed since November 2nd due to the pandemic.

"We have 23 employees, almost all of whom are on short-time work," said Weißflog.

The long-time top athlete assured him that he himself had enough to do without his daily work and that was why he was never bored.

"But a house without guests is of course a sad state of affairs in itself."


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