“Minimize social contacts”: Germany faces a nationwide curfew

Although curfew should be avoided, it may come in Germany next week. Minister Chancellor Brown and Home Secretary Saarland Hans (both of the CDU) will return curfew if citizens do not adhere to previous principles.

“Minimize social contacts”: Germany faces a nationwide curfew

The curfew decision may affect people in Germany itself. Helge Brown, head of the Federal Chancellery, told Der Spiegel news magazine that weekend behavior will largely determine whether curfews will be imposed.

“Saturday is a decisive day,” Brown said. On weekends, people are likely to be “outside their nuclear family.” To date, Germany has maintained a certain safe distance, and people should stay at a distance of about 1.5 meters from each other.

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) said in a televised address that unnecessary social contact should be avoided as much as possible. However, police have repeatedly reported that they had to prevent the crowding of people in the open air who met in the park, for example, to enjoy the first warm rays of the sun in spring. This should also be prevented at the request of the federal government and virologists.

Therefore, people are more likely to meet in groups on the streets on weekends. If such cases should occur more intensely, curfew is likely a reality. “Now is not the time to go out,” Prime Minister Saar Tobias Hans warned about the state of ARD. Hans then advocates a nationwide curfew so that there is no confusion.

Therefore, he urges people to continue to “minimize” their social contacts. Curfews have already been imposed in various countries, and violations have been introduced, including imprisonment. The state of California in the United States imposed such a curfew. In Germany, the city of Freiburg introduced, among other things, a “limited curfew.”

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