Corona pandemic: SPD health expert continues to insist on isolation requirements

Science Heike Baehrens

“Really fatal” – SPD health expert continues to insist on corona isolation obligation

In these federal states there is no longer an obligation to isolate

In view of the significantly reduced number of infections, the calls for a relaxation of the corona restrictions are getting louder. Some countries are pushing ahead and have lifted the obligation to isolate people with a positive corona test.

You can listen to our WELT podcasts here

In order to display embedded content, your revocable consent to the transmission and processing of personal data is required, since the providers of the embedded content as third-party providers require this consent [In diesem Zusammenhang können auch Nutzungsprofile (u.a. auf Basis von Cookie-IDs) gebildet und angereichert werden, auch außerhalb des EWR]. By setting the switch to “on”, you agree to this (which can be revoked at any time). This also includes your consent to the transfer of certain personal data to third countries, including the USA, in accordance with Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. You can find more information about this. You can withdraw your consent at any time via the switch and via privacy at the bottom of the page.

Several federal states have lifted the isolation requirement. “A fatal signal,” says SPD health expert Heike Baehrens. This makes orientation difficult for people, and risk groups can no longer rely on the recommendations for isolation being followed.

DThe SPD health expert Heike Baehrens has clearly criticized the lifting of the obligation to isolate in the event of a corona infection in several federal states. “I think it’s really fatal that there are different regulations in the countries and at the same time there are actually clear recommendations from the Robert Koch Institute,” said Baehrens on Friday in the ARD “Morgenmagazin”.

The recommendations of the RKI are clear: “Five days of isolation are right, quarantine is right, because on the one hand you should take yourself back if you have such an infection, but above all so as not to endanger other people.” So she thinks so for a “fatal signal if the federal states act differently here again.” This makes orientation for people “simply difficult”.

SPD health expert Heike Baehrens

Source: pa/Geisler-Fotopress/Frederic Kern

For those who really need to be protected, in particular, this means “a very big concern because they can no longer rely on regulations and recommendations being observed”. Despite the recent decline in the number of infections, it is still important to be vigilant, emphasized Baehrens.

The requirements for isolation in the event of a corona infection and also for quarantine in the event of contact with an infected person are regulated at state level in Germany. Five federal states have now completely abolished the obligation to isolate people infected with corona and justified this with the changed nature of the pandemic and the falling number of infections. These are Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein and Rhineland-Palatinate. In their place, there is an obligation to wear a mask outside of your own home for people infected with corona.

According to the survey, the majority continue to support corona isolation requirements

According to a new survey, the majority of Germans are still in favor of an obligation to isolate people infected with corona. That’s going out the ZDF “political barometer” out, which was published on Friday. At 62 percent, most of those surveyed are in favor of infected people having to stay at home and isolate themselves. 35 percent of respondents welcome the elimination of such a duty.

also read



According to the survey, however, worries about one’s own health because of Corona are currently low. 60 percent of those surveyed do not consider their health to be endangered by the corona virus. On the other hand, 30 percent of respondents see it as a threat.

also read

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD)

See more here

See also  Application, benefits and risks: What are puberty blockers?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *