As Germany set to normalize commercial activities,the European country will soon see all shops reopen,major football league – Bundesliga – are all set to resume and all students return to school in stages
Responsibility for easing lockdown measures will now pass to state leaders who can make their own plans. But now kindergartens and primary schools will also reopen from next week.
“Step-by-step, schools should make possible education of all pupils while implementing appropriate hygiene measures and upholding distancing rules.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers from Germany’s 16 federal states are expected to sign off on the text later Wednesday.
Seniors in care homes should be allowed to receive visitors provided there is no active COVID-19 case in the facility.
Though the ban on large gatherings like sports matches, cultural events or festivals will remain until “at least August 31”
Bundesliga games are expected to be allowed to take place starting on May 15 or May 21, although fans will not be allowed in stadiums. Games are also only allowed to take place if players undergo a 14-day quarantine period prior to the resumption of the season.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers from Germany’s 16 federal states are expected to sign off on the document later today.
The German government will however recommend that limitations would have to be re-imposed if the number of new infections were to rise above a certain threshold.
Should the number of new weekly infections reach over 50 per 100,000 residents in any given region or city, strict social distancing measures would need to be implemented immediately.