Measures taken by the German government to stem the COVID-19 pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted by the German government and the German Bundestag affect almost every aspect of life. It is thus very important for the German government not to lose sight of any of the affected individuals if at all possible.
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The actions of the German government pursue three goals:
- To protect the health of the people and ensure the health system can operate effectively
- To cushion the impacts on the people, the workforce and private companies
- To master the pandemic through international cooperation.
The measures adopted are reviewed regularly by the German government and the individual federal states, to ensure that they are still necessary and proportionate, or to see where they need to be adapted. When considering this, the parties carefully weigh up what steps effectively prevent the spread of the virus on the one hand and the social and economic costs of each on the other.