Closed gastronomy, stop for artists, limited contacts: Is the "lockdown light" actually compatible with the Basic Law?
By Michael-Matthias Nordhardt, ARD legal editor
One thing is clear: The measures decided are associated with serious encroachments on fundamental rights for many people. Gastronomy and cultural institutions have to close, artists can no longer perform – this is a restriction on professional freedom. Contact restrictions and party bans, however, interfere with the general freedom of action.