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Answers to parliamentary questions on the Corona crisis

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During this #corona crisis, the federal government is well aware of the challenges of testing and supplying medical equipment, as well as the need to support employees, the self-employed and companies. #begov continues to work on new solutions. My answer in the Chamber this afternoon:
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Coronavirus : Extension of the measures until 19 April, extendable by two weeks & adapted sanctions

The National Security Council of 27 March, which was extended to include the Ministers-President, decided to extend the measures taken earlier by two weeks, i.e. until 19 April. After that, they can then be extended a further two weeks, i.e. until 3 May. In any case, the situation will be monitored constantly. The National Security Council will meet regularly for this purpose.
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Closure of hairdressers until April 5th

The Council of Ministers, in close consultation with the Ministers-president, has decided that all hairdressers must close at midnight. Evaluation of the measures in the fight against the #Coronavirus now Friday, 27 March, during the National Security Council.
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Agreement for the deposit of a "special powers" bill

The ten parties of the #largeunion today agreed to submit a bill to grant special powers. Goal: vote next Thursday. I thank all participants for their constructive approach.
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Coronavirus: launch of the second part of the Federal Plan for Social and Economic Protection

During the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday 20 March, a number of measures were adopted to alleviate the socio-economic impact of covid-19. They are based on the recommendations of the ERMG, the Economic Risk Management Group, which met yesterday, and at the meeting with the G-10.
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Speech during the debate on the Government statement

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With the support of six other parties, this government will be fully capable of managing the #Coronavirus crisis in our country. All of our energy is devoted to preserving the health of our citizens and cushioning the collateral effects of this pandemic on our society.
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Government's general policy speech - Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès

National unity is not proclaimed on a Sunday evening. It is built up during the difficult times that come day after day and hour after hour. That's why I asked Parliament this afternoon to give this government the confidence. #begov #coronavirus #
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Coronavirus: reinforced measures

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These are the enhanced measures decided tonight. They will enter into force from tomorrow afternoon until 5 April. Of course, family outings are still allowed. Take care of yourself, take care of others.
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Coronavirus: Phase 2 maintained, transition to federal phase and additional measures

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As announced on March 10, the evolution of the spread of the coronavirus is assessed every day, as the situation is constantly changing. In light of the most recent developments, the National Security Council met on Thursday 12 March in the presence of and in consultation with the Ministers-President. 
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10 measures to support companies and the self-employed impacted by Covid-19

On Friday 6 March, during the Council of Ministers, the federal government approved 10 measures to support businesses and self-employed people affected by the consequences of COVID-19.

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