Before the meeting of health ministers on Wednesday and Thursday, four countries are calling for a concrete corona roadmap for autumn and winter, including the obligation to wear masks, contact restrictions and compulsory testing. Health Minister Lauterbach has also drawn up a seven-point plan.

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach announced last week that he wanted to present key points for the future Infection Protection Act before the summer break. On Wednesday and Thursday, the health ministers of the federal states are to meet to determine the extent to which regulations such as a mask requirement in retail or gastronomy are possible again if there is a new wave of infections in autumn or winter.

Before the two-day consultations of the health ministers, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia called for an amendment to the Infection Protection Act to be presented before the summer break. “This is necessary in order to be able to react appropriately to a change in the course of infection in autumn and winter and to be able to take the necessary infection protection measures,” says the draft resolution of the four countries, as the “Bild” newspaper reports. Lauterbach’s ministry has also drawn up a seven-point plan for the meeting, which is available to the “RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland”.