OREANDA-NEWS The German parliament has passed amendments to the law on the epidemiological protection of the population, authorizing a tightening of the lockdown in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. This is the fourth law on the epidemiological protection of the population, the vote for which was accompanied by massive protests in the center of Berlin.

The press service of the parliament notes that 342 deputies voted for the amendments, 250 people voted against the innovations, and 64 abstained from voting.

The most criticism within the opposition was attributed to provisions in the law, such as the imposition of a national curfew from 10 pm to 5 am, school closures and stricter restrictions on shops. These provisions can be implemented if the number of new patients in seven days exceeds 100, 165 and 150 people per 100 thousand of the population, respectively. This regulation will remain until the end of June.

The amendments may enter into force on Saturday. It is planned that on Thursday they will be approved in the Bundesrat - the chamber of federal states, the law must also be signed by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.