Mario Ohoven, leading industrialist who represented a large number of small and medium sized businesses in Germany
"On October 22, 2020, Ohoven announced legal steps in the event of a further lockdown since, in addition to the already de facto state-imposed professional bans for the trade fair construction industry and for cultural workers, large parts of the economy and many companies would not survive it.
Instead, he called for value-added tax to be permanently limited to a uniform 15 percent, in order to give companies planning security and to relieve consumers.
On October 29, 2020, Ohoven criticized the German government's declaration from the previous day regarding the announcement of a second lockdown. He raised the question of the proportionality and constitutionality of the measures. Ohoven announced that he would initiate a review in the interests of medium-sized businesses and, if necessary, appeal to the Federal Constitutional Court."
Died in a car crash a few days ago
Thomas Oppermann, a leading politician in the coalition Government
"A few days before his death, Oppermann sharply criticized the actions of the federal and state governments in its corona policy and expected additional court decisions to overturn the corona measures of the governing coalition. He criticized the fact that the preparation for the second Corona wave in autumn 2020 was discussed "behind closed doors in the Chancellery" rather than involving the Bundestag. As a consequence, the indiscriminate actions of the state governments would have led to poorly thought out individual measures, "which either violate the principle of proportionality or the principle of equal treatment."
Collapsed and died unexpectedly a few days ago. Cause of death, as yet unknown.