The federal and state consultations with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) planned for this Wednesday will be postponed because of his corona infection. The chairman of the Prime Ministers’ Conference (MPK), North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) said on Twitter: “The Chancellor asked me to postpone the federal-state consultations on the relief package because he cannot attend personally due to his isolation.”

The consultations with the Chancellor would therefore be postponed to October 4th. The new date, which had been selected in favor of a face-to-face meeting, was confirmed by government circles in Berlin.

The special MPK of the country heads will meet as planned, Wüst tweeted. “The heads of government of the federal states are working in theirs this Wednesday

The MPK chairmanship of North Rhine-Westphalia ends at the end of the month and then passes to Lower Saxony. Wüst will then be co-chair of the country group in October.