At the suggestion of the Union, the virologist Klaus Stöhr is to move up to a commission for the scientific assessment of the state corona restrictions in Germany.

This was announced by the health policy spokesman for the Union faction, Tino Sorge (CDU), on Thursday. Stöhr should therefore follow the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten, who withdrew from the committee at the end of April.

Stöhr stands for a “pragmatic and calm corona course and for a transparent, data-based evaluation of the measures,” said Sorge on Twitter.

The Bundestag had stipulated in the Infection Protection Act that an external evaluation of the guidelines should come as part of the “epidemic situation of national importance” that had been in force for several months.

According to the law, the committee of experts set up for this purpose is to submit a report by June 30th.

The chairman of the committee, the lawyer Stefan Huster, had told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” that there was great unanimity in the group that “no full scientific evaluation of all measures” was to be carried out by the end of June. Scientists from various disciplines belong to the committee.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach has shown himself confident that he can convince the coalition partner FDP to extend the Infection Protection Act and the obligation to wear masks.