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President of the middle class: Further lockdown would drive into ruin

SME President Mario Ohoven appeals to politicians to prevent a second lockdown even if the number of infections increases.

"It would be irresponsible to drive the German economy into ruin by a further lockdown," said the President of the Federal Association of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) to the newspapers of the Funke media group. "Even if local outbreaks lead to a partially increased number of infections, a second shutdown must not result," warned Ohoven.

The economic impact of such a measure is not foreseeable, "especially since the federal government has squandered its powder with the Corona aid package of € 1,2 trillion," said Ohoven. Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Veronika Grimm's economy, and the managing director of the German Association of Cities, Helmut Dedy, had already made similar comments.

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