DSSELDORF (Dow Jones) – Chancellor-in-Office Helge Braun (CDU) does not rule out the fact that the government’s billion-dollar aid for coping with the Corona crisis will be increased again. “We take a very close look at our aid programs. Many sectors and businesses have been hard hit by the Corona crisis,” said Braun of the Rheinische Post in Dusseldorf and the Bonn General Anzeiger (Saturday). For the week of the Bundestag session in the coming week, he does not yet expect the need for a next aid package.
“But we cannot rule out that we will have to take further measures in the future,” he said when asked if there would be any advice on a second, large, fast aid package with grants for companies in a few weeks. There was no serious assessment as to whether there would be no Bundesliga matches in front of an audience in the stadium or the CDU federal party conference with 1,001 delegates to elect a new chairman until a vaccine was found in the spring of 2021.
The success of the previous measures is based on the fact that people stayed at home. “You can’t keep it up forever. Now we want to gradually come back to a life with fewer restrictions. But the epidemic is not gone. We have to learn to live with it – until there is a vaccine.”
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April 17, 2020 18:00 ET (22:00 GMT)