Germany registered a daily infection rate of more than 1,500 cases (1,507) of COVID-19 this Thursday and has been almost 238,000 positive since the pandemic began, in full debate between Angela Merkel’s government and regional administrations to coordinate measures Coronavirus containment.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the authority responsible for combating infectious diseases in Germany, estimates that at least 237,936 people were infected, of which almost 212,000 were made redundant. At least 9,285 patients have died, five more than on Wednesday.
Merkel has called a telematics meeting with the heads of state and government of the various states in order to coordinate measures to contain the outbreak, which are widespread in several European countries. Among other things, the Chancellor calls for a fine of at least 50 euros to be imposed on those who do not wear a mask in shops or public transport, according to the sources cited by the data protection authority.
Health Minister Jens Spahn has also spoken out in favor of changing the protocols for travelers returning from risk areas so that they do not undergo general coronavirus tests but remain in isolation for at least five days. until negative in a test.
Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder is one of the critical voices of this reform: “The tests were only introduced two weeks ago and should now be discarded.” With that in mind, he has urged the federal government to improve the health system’s ability to accept the increase in testing.