Germany has now eased its lockdown restrictions. it is considering to reopen shops and schools after several weeks of strict lockdown.
Germany has 167,007 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Out of these, 6,993 have died whereas 137,400. There are now 22,614 active cases of Covid-19.
A draft agreement was released in which it was stated, “Even after initial steps to open up were introduced from April 20, the number of new infections remained low,” “no new wave of infection”
It was also stated, “Step-by-step, schools should make possible education of all pupils while implementing appropriate hygiene measures and upholding distancing rules,”
According to the international news agency, the following measures were mentioned in the draft agreement.
- All shops regardless of size will be allowed to reopen if they adhere to strict hygiene and social distancing measures.
- All students will return to school in stages until the summer break, but with protocols to protect pupils. Universities, however, will largely remain closed.
- Responsibility for easing lockdown measures will now pass to state leaders who can make their plans.
- The ban on large public events like festivals and sports will remain in place until the end of August.
- Bundesliga matches will be allowed to resume without fans in mid to late May.
- Outdoor sports for children and non-professional leagues would also be allowed to take place.
- In most states, religious services will be permitted to resume.
- Outdoor protests may resume, though in most states only if social distancing is observed and the number of participants is kept lower than 50.
- Seniors in care homes in some states will be allowed to receive visitors provided there is no active COVID-19 case in the facility, and in some cases, only if the visitors are older than 16.
- Restaurants will reopen under distancing measures on May 18 — but only in Bavaria.