Kretschmer wants more Bundeswehr support for health authorities

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Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) expects a drastic increase in new corona infections and calls for more support from the Bundeswehr to the health authorities in the containment and follow-up.

"We are in the exponential phase," said Kretschmer of "Bild am Sonntag". You have to expect that the number of new infections will double every three or four days.

"This pushes the health authorities to their limits when tracking contacts with positive cases and we can no longer break the chains of infection." Kretschmer compared the situation in Germany with the neighboring country of the Czech Republic, which was much more severely affected by the pandemic past months, as with us, carelessness in dealing with Corona. Today, many doctors and hospital employees are in quarantine there, and camp beds are being set up for the patients. ”It shouldn't come that far in Germany. According to the Prime Minister, the health authorities urgently need to be upgraded. “The Bundeswehr must be more closely involved and employees from the state ministries must be seconded. The police must help the regulatory authorities to monitor the measures. "The Saxon Prime Minister praised the judiciary for its recent decisions on the illegality of bans on accommodation:" I am glad that the courts have corrected this. "The German courts had" many far-reaching interventions " approved in fundamental rights, so Kretschmer. "If they are now collecting orders, we have to ask ourselves whether we have not justified the measures correctly." The CDU politician believes that tougher measures are inevitable if the number of infections continues to rise, but rejects new border controls: "We saw which ones in the spring negative impact border closings mean for the country, the people and the economy. And that's why this instrument is out of the question, ”said Saxony's Prime Minister. When commuters enter the country, they need more test options and compliance with hygiene measures. Federal Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) signaled further support from the Bundeswehr: “The Bundeswehr will also be ready for further administrative assistance. We are well positioned in terms of personnel and will provide support where we are now urgently needed in the fight against the virus, ”she said of“ Bild am Sonntag ”.