German Health Minister Jens Spahn calls the situation around the coronavirus more worrisome than earlier in the pandemic. But, according to the minister, the seriousness of the matter has not yet dawned on all Germans.
At the moment, the south and east of Germany are particularly hard hit by a wave of corona infections, but the minister says that this will soon be the case throughout Germany. “The number of contacts between people must be significantly reduced.”
The number of corona infections is rising rapidly in Germany. As a result, more and more corona patients are also being admitted to the hospital, increasing the pressure on care. As a result, the German Air Force started moving patients to other hospitals where fewer people were in intensive care on Friday.
Spahn also responded to the new virus variant. Germany has announced an entry ban from southern Africa, except for Germans. He calls the situation worrying. “We cannot have a new variant.”