German Second Law for the Protection of the Population in the Event of an Epidemic Situation of National Significance

    May 2020

    With the law for the “Protection of the population in an epidemic situation of national scope” and the “COVID-19 Hospital Relief Act”, both dated 27 March 2020, the legislator has taken initial measures to on the one hand, to ensure the functioning of the public health system in an epidemiological emergency affecting the whole of the Federal Republic of Germany and on the other hand to mitigate the negative financial consequences of this special situation in the health care sector.