Berlin (dpa) - The Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has questioned the need for uniform nationwide rules in the fight against the corona pandemic.

“The federal emergency brake caused a lot of excitement.

It has not been possible to convince the population of the need for these measures, ”said the CDU politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group (Saturday).

It is true that it is legitimate for the federal legislature to act.

“But we have to see that we are in a spiral that is dividing politics and the population.

That's not good, ”emphasized Kretschmer.

"We should learn from this that regional decisions are better than federal intervention."

The nationwide binding rules for stricter corona measures came into force on April 23.

In counties and urban districts that have exceeded a seven-day incidence of 100 for three days, night exit restrictions have been in effect since then.

With the uniform regulations, politicians want to prevent a patchwork quilt in the federal states.

So far, they are limited until June 30th.


Union parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus reiterated his call for a fundamental reform of federalism to be tackled as a lesson from the pandemic.

“Because my aim is to thoroughly review all structures, and by no means to ensure that the federal government takes over everything.

So I think little of the fact that the federal government interferes with the daycare centers, ”said the CDU politician of the Düsseldorf“ Rheinische Post ”(Saturday).

Brinkhaus pleaded for such a reform to include all federal levels.

“In order to pull everything apart and rearrange it, we need a kind of convention in which all levels from the federal government to the federal states to the municipalities sit down at one table and review responsibilities.

Of course, that doesn't happen overnight, it's a large-scale project. "

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Infection Protection Act § 28a - Corona regulations

Infection Protection Act § 5 - Epidemic situation of national scope

Infection Protection Act § 28 - Protective measures


Infection Protection Act § 73 - Administrative fines

Infection Protection Act § 28b - Federal Emergency Brake