For days now, the number of new Corona infections and the seven-day incidence in Germany has been rising dangerously again. Due to the spread of the British virus mutation B 1.1.7 the number of infections is again rising exponentially. Nevertheless, many German states want to hold on to the latest relaxation of the measures.
With an online petition, thousands of citizens now want to make their voices heard by the federal government and the state premiers. "Immediately decide on a strict, short lockdown, instead of hesitating again – and in consequence having to make equally strict, but longer closures," write the initiators of the petition, which has been online since Sunday.
Petition: Corona wave can be broken only by comprehensive Lockdown
The petition's submitters, authors Samira El Ouassil and Friedemann Karig, are convinced that the third Corona wave will only be broken by "a comprehensive lockdown, like the one we had here in Germany in the spring of 2020".