Corona: Police union calls for stronger border controls

The German Police Union (DPolG) calls for greater control of the German borders to contain the corona.

"If we want to contain the corona pandemic, we have to avoid unnecessary travel from foreign risk areas," said the chairman of the DPolG federal police union, Heiko Teggatz, of "Welt". "That only works with better police controls at the borders with neighboring countries, which are well in the red."

At the moment, the federal police are "only very superficial with key point controls" at the state borders, said Teggatz. "A review of the various entry regulations for people from foreign risk areas is not possible in this way." "An intensive mobile patrol of the border areas is necessary," said Teggatz. "The federal police could check whether there is a valid reason for entry or whether otherwise the applicable quarantine and corona test specifications are being met."