Museums, theaters and cinemas are closed, as are the interiors of zoos, swimming pools and other leisure facilities. The reason is the feared next wave of infections with the Omikron variant, it is considered to be significantly more contagious. The 2G rule continues to apply in retail, while 3G applies to local and long-distance transport and at work.
Drese advocates taking the situation seriously
At private gatherings, the number of participants is severely limited – major events may only take place without an audience, the clubs are closed. Health Minister Stefanie Drese (SPD) appealed to the people in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to take the situation seriously. In addition, she again advertised to use the vaccination offers.
Stricter rules now nationwide
Stricter restrictions have been in effect in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania since December 24th: There is an upper limit of ten people for private meetings in which only those who have recovered and who have been completely vaccinated take part. Children under the age of 14 are not counted. If there are unvaccinated people, only your own household can meet with two other people. Their vaccination or convalescence status is irrelevant. In this case, too, children under the age of 14 are exempt from the rule.
Fireworks ban over New Year’s Eve
It is not allowed to ignite or sell fireworks over New Years Eve and New Years Eve. In addition, according to the state ordinance, there may be no gatherings of people. When asked whether a lockdown is conceivable in January, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) said: “I’m not ruling anything out.” Not only the operability of the clinics, but also that of the critical infrastructure – for example the police and the municipal utilities – must be ensured.
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