Only started in November: Corona crisis team in the Chancellery will be dissolved again – politics

The Corona crisis management team in the Federal Chancellery, which was only set up in November, will be dissolved again. With a view to the Corona situation, Germany is “in a completely different situation in terms of infections and vaccinations than last autumn,” said Deputy Government Spokeswoman Christiane Hoffmann on Wednesday in Berlin. The tasks of fighting the pandemic should be managed “in the future in the usual working structures of the federal government”.

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The dissolution of the crisis team “should not be misunderstood,” said Hoffmann: “Of course it is very clear that the pandemic is not over, but continues.” The expert council convened by the federal government continues to exist and meets regularly, said the deputy government spokeswoman. He is currently preparing recommendations for preparing for the situation in autumn and winter.

The Corona crisis team in the Chancellery was convened last November by the then acting Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). It was headed by Bundeswehr General Carsten Breuer. His most important tasks included the “coordination and cooperation in the management of the vaccination campaign, in vaccine delivery and distribution”. (AFP)