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Merkel delegates responsibility for de-escalation in Germany to the states

The states will be responsible for easing the restrictions on the fight against the corona virus imposed in Germany, as long as they can react quickly in the event of a renewed increase in infections, as the data protection authority learned from a video conference held by the chancellor. Angela Merkel with regional leaders.

This ends Merkel’s efforts to coordinate the response to the pandemic at the national level after several of the 16 countries that make up the country have started de-escalating in the past few weeks without their blessings.

The separation of powers was the subject of debate in Germany during the current crisis, as it made differentiated measures possible for the different regions.

Merkel delegates responsibility for de-escalation in Germany to the states
Merkel delegates responsibility for de-escalation in Germany to the states

According to sources consulted by the DPA, regional governments have agreed to limit their actions based on new infections. So if a district or city adds more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, that region should do so by introducing restrictive measures.

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