April 24th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her weekly video podcast that while it would be difficult to implement a unified “emergency brake” system, there was “no other way”.
Merkel stressed the importance of a unified national epidemic prevention policy: “This is our new measures to combat the pandemic.” I firmly believe that this is what Germany urgently needs right now. She noted that it is not enough for health care workers alone to fight the outbreak, who are in dire need of help.
Ms Merkel said the whole country, society as a whole and every citizen must contribute, and that the new bill and the federal “emergency brake” system it provided for could play an important role: “It is not easy to take uniform measures.” I and my colleagues in the Cabinet, the Bundestag and the Senate can say that they are aware of this at all times in their consideration of this bill. “Of course we want to find a way to be less troublesome. But there is no other way to stop and contain the third outbreak. ”
It is reported that since the German Bundestag passed the amendment to the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and came into force on the 24th, has been subject to criticism from the political, cultural and economic circles. The Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said it had received several applications for complaints.