Düsseldorf (dpa) - CDU boss Armin Laschet wants to think about the Easter days about which measures could effectively contain the third wave of the corona pandemic.

The jointly decided Easter rest did not work, said Laschet on Wednesday evening in the ZDF “heute journal”.

“That is why we now have to think about the Easter days together, what is a substitute, where can we introduce further protective mechanisms, where can we bring life down, this has to be discussed.

There is just no solution if you ask me. "

When asked whether there was still time to think about it for a few days in view of the rapidly increasing number of infections, the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister said: “No, we don't have the time, but we saw Maundy Thursday / Holy Saturday as an example that if you decide something too quickly, the practitioners will say: It won't work. "

Therefore it is good that you are now considering exactly that.

«What is effective, what does it achieve that we break this third wave.

The situation is extremely serious and everyone is currently examining all possibilities. "

With the Easter rest regulation, the federal and state governments wanted to declare Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday to be rest days in addition to the Easter holidays.

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) canceled the regulation.


Regarding the letter from Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CDU) and Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) to the other state leaders, Laschet said: "We shouldn't give other colleagues, some with lower incidence values, recommendations on what to do."

In the letter, Söder and Kretschmann demand a strict anti-corona policy with a consistent implementation of the emergency brake in hotspots, including night exit restrictions.

They also advocate compulsory corona testing in schools after the Easter holidays.

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