In Germany, the SPD health expert Lauterbach calls for a “last hard lockdown” in order to get the incidence values ​​under control again. One country that has been effectively using lockdowns for months is Australia. With short but extremely strict curfews, the island nation has coped with Covid-19 in the past few months. Australia has only around 29,000 infections and just over 900 deaths. The strategy has allowed the island nation to largely return to normal: the children go to school, bars, restaurants and cafes are well attended, the economy is back on its feet.