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Horst Seehofer: Holiday plans must be limited to prevent coronavirus spread

Germanys Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is not taking up Austrias offer to welcome holiday-makers from his country just yet.

Seehofer told Bild am Sonntag that it was too early to consider lifting border restrictions. “As long as the virus doesnt take a holiday, we too have to limit our travel plans,” he said. “The control of the infection dictates the schedule.”

Last Wednesday, Austrias Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he would consider opening the border with Germany “in the foreseeable future” to allow Germans to visit.

Seehofer said he is conscious some people feel freedom of movement is being unduly restricted. “The restrictions must never be permanent and they must be strongly justified,” he said, “the protection of life is still the greatest good for me.”

He explained that since Germany put in place border controls in March, 105,000 people have been prevented from entering the country. “This is an important factor in interrupting the chain of infection,” he said.

The interior minister added that the restrictions are justified and necessary to combat the spread of the virus, but that those “must never be weighed agaiRead More – Source
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