Nothing works anymore: Social and economic life in Germany has been largely at a standstill for around two weeks.
When will schools, shops and factories reopen? The calls for an exit from the Corona standstill are getting louder. Specialists make various suggestions.
GThe shutdown in Germany is two weeks old, and much of the economic life is idle. While the federal government wants to avoid talking about an exit strategy as much as possible, the call for a quick relaxation of the standstill from the economy is growing louder. It started with Ingo Kramer, President of the employer. “In May we should be able to start again gradually if the course of infection allows this as expected,” he told the “Tagesspiegel”. By the summer, Germany should then “essentially” leave short-time work behind, says Kramer.
Some see a role model in neighboring Austria. There, the government indicated on Friday that more shops could open soon. Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler (Greens) said plans for slow start-up will be presented next week. He did not yet give details. But retail businesses would have “good chances” to be there earlier than big sporting events.