German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach issued the warning on Friday.
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According to the German Minister of Health, the Govt-19 epidemic is far behind us. “Germany is in a state of crisis”Carl Lauterbach said at a news conference Friday, March 11. “I often read that the Omigron variant is a less malignant variant. This is only partially true.”He also warned that 249 people had died of Govt-19 disease on Thursday.
The Minister specifically warned against any relaxation. “The situation is objectively worse than the general atmosphere.”Lamented Carl Lauterbach, noted “Part of the mood and political landscape of the people is that we would have brought the epidemic under control.”. “We can’t be satisfied with 200 to 250 people dying every day.”With the risk of the balance sheet deteriorating further in the coming weeks, he said.
Germany, which plans to ease many restrictions from March 20, registered more than 250,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, with a seven-day incidence rate of 1,400. “The number of cases and cases is increasing again (…). In many districts, the incidence is still over 2,000 or 2,500.” Said Lothar Wheeler, director of the Robert Koch Health Monitoring Institute.
The situation is particularly aggravated by the prevalence of subtype BA.2, which currently causes about 38% of new infections in Germany, underlined Lothar Wheeler. Despite current restrictions and mandatory mask wear, “Without the general compulsory vaccination, the epidemic could not be controlled in the fall”Carl Lotterbach underlined.