Press Release from the city of Wiesbaden, 23 April 2021
Translation by Nadine Bower, USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs Office
Effects of the “emergency brake” on Wiesbaden and opening of “Prio Group 3”
The federal “emergency brake” and the opening of the “Prio Group 3” of the Vaccination Ordinance by the Hessen state government have an impact on the state capital Wiesbaden: The emergency brake applies immediately without further municipal implementation. Opening of the “Prio Group 3”: beneficiaries must register for vaccination via the state‘s appointment portal; Members of the volunteer fire brigades and civil protection can get vaccinated.
At a special meeting on Thursday, 22 April, the German Bundesrat approved the “Fourth Act for the Protection of the Population in an Epidemic Situation of National Importance”. In record-breaking brevity, the federal president signed it in a matter of hours and published it. The new version of the Infection Protection Act came into force today and the measures of the “emergency brake” that it contains will apply for the first time in the affected areas starting tomorrow, Saturday. The duraction is limited to 30 June 2021.
The scope of the regulation is as follows: If the number of new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 per 100,000 inhabitants exceeds the threshold of 100 within seven days on three…