August 3, 2020

The German Government postpones the decision to withdraw the notice against travel in Europe

The German government has delayed until Wednesday next week the decision to withdraw its recommendation not to travel abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports the media group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) on Wednesday.

The debate on a plan to lift the warning for 31 European countries, which was to take place today today, on 15 June has been postponed due to criticism from the Bavarian Social Christian Union (CSU), a twinned party of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This global warning, in force since mid-March, will be replaced by specific information on the situation in each country or region, which would include the partners of the European Union (EU), as well as four other partners associated with the Schegen area -Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein-, as Foreign Minister Heiko Maas had advanced.

However, contrary to what was originally planned, the issue is no longer on the agenda of the Council of Ministers day, the RND points out based on government circles.

Bavarian Prime Minister and CSU President Markus Söder accused the foreign minister of “proceeding alone” and demands that the governing coalition between conservatives and Social Democrats address the issue in depth.

The Minister of the Interior, the Christian Socialist Horst Seehofer, had also expressed his reluctance.

The CSU fears that greater freedom of movement will lead to a new wave of infections.

Bavaria is one of the federal states most affected by the coronavirus, with 46,458 infected and 2,404 dead.

According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for virology, the number of infected in Germany amounts to 179,364, which means 362 more cases in the last 24 hours, while the number of deaths stands at 47 more in a day at 8,349 .

Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients stands at 162,800, about 800 more in the last 24 hours.


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