Law on the epidemic situation: Spahn against extension

( – In contrast to SPD candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who wants to prolong the ‘epidemic situation of national scope,’ Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants the corresponding law to expire. The law is currently limited to the end of September. Measures against the Covid-19 pandemic are possible on the basis of the law.

The chairman of the health committee in the German Bundestag, Rüddel (CDU), joined in with Spahn, stating that “more courage to normalize” was necessary. The Greens demanded that the federal government should commit as early as possible as to the law. In a different development, Scholz did not want to specify to when the citizens themselves should pay for Covid-19 rapid tests. The SPD is in favor of ending free rapid tests.

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