Erfurt (dpa/th) - According to the SPD parliamentary group in the state parliament, the federal states should agree on common and uniform regulations for corona protection in autumn and winter. "That doesn't mean that everything has to be done the same everywhere," said SPD health politician Cornelia Klisch in a statement on Friday. "But if we basically agree on the same rules, then it will be easier for everyone to understand what applies when." Then everyone could adapt much better to it. On Wednesday, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Justice presented a draft for the new Infection Protection Act with regulations on corona protection in autumn and winter.
Among other things, the draft provides for a nationwide mask requirement on buses, trains and planes. In addition, masks and tests will be compulsory in hospitals and care facilities from October. From then on, the federal states should also impose mask requirements in publicly accessible interiors and be allowed to prescribe tests in schools, daycare centers and facilities for accommodating asylum seekers. A mask requirement in school is only planned if otherwise no regulated face-to-face lessons would be possible - and then only from the fifth school year. There are no plans for general school closures.
Critics fear a "patchwork" with different regulations in the federal states. The law still has to go through the Bundestag.