The German Parliament approves a new legal framework to combat the pandemic

The German Parliament approves a new legal framework to combat the pandemic

Berlin, Nov 18 – The Bundestag (lower house of the German Parliament) approved today the reform of the law for the protection against infectious diseases that social democrats, greens and liberals want to serve as the basis for future measures to combat the pandemic of the coronavirus.
Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals voted in favor of the reform promoted by them, the conservative bloc and the far-right Alternative for Germany against (AfD), and the abstention of The Left; it was thus approved by 398 votes in favor, 254 against and 36 abstentions.

The parties negotiating the future governing coalition thus seek to guarantee the legal framework for future measures once the so-called epidemic situation of national scope expires on the 25th, which allows the “Länder” to introduce restrictions without the approval of the parliaments.

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