to slow the spread of The Coronavirus in such a way that the health system could continue functioning fully: the German Minister of health, Jens Spahn looks to be currently the ultimate goal of all protection efforts.
"we need the whole of society. Each citizen." Each person must ask what he could contribute, said Spahn in Berlin, in order to protect those elderly and sick people, for the Virus was a threat.
most could probably do without a concert, a visit to the Club or a football game is easier than the work or the care of the children. Accordingly, we should behave. On the question of how long he anticipated with restrictions, said Spahn: "I reckon rather with several months than several weeks."
The first two deaths
in Germany, Too, the tones are urgent, if the authorities talk about the evolving epidemic. The situation compared to Italy seems to be currently not very dramatic: About 1100 Infected were counted on Monday, compared with 330 in Switzerland, and almost 8000 in Italy. In Italy, more than 330 people are already on the Virus so far, two have died – in Germany.
Lothar Wieler, Director of the Robert-Koch Institute, and Christian Drosten, a virologist at the Berlin Charité, stated this at the gig with Spahn that in Germany, Infected earlier, had been than elsewhere. In addition, the age structure of the Affected is quite different: In Italy the average age of the patients amounts to 80 years. In Germany, however, more than 70 percent of patients between 20 and 40 years old were in the past. Correspondingly lower, and the life was danger.
uniformity in demand
He wanted to strengthen his sharper opinion of the local authorities of the back, said Spahn. He also perceive that in a "national danger" the need for uniform national rules of waxes.
football games and concerts, which were canceled in Italy, Switzerland or France for a long time, took place in Germany last usually. Thus, it is likely to be now, but soon over. Today's Champions League match in Leipzig against Tottenham may be visited by viewers, but in the Bundesliga, one is on "mind games" – if at all.
in Order to mitigate the economic consequences of the epidemic, the government decided, also, an extensive aid package for affected businesses. The preferred Instrument is the more generous grant and the compensation of short – time work-a measure, in the financial crisis of 2008, hundreds of thousands of jobs were saved are. Here, the state pays up to two-thirds of the salary for the affected workers. In order for companies to not go bankrupt, wants to promote the state in addition, the liquidity in the Form of Credit support, guarantees or Tax deferrals. Subsidies for affected industries, the government waived but for the time being, as well as packages to strengthen the economy.
masks for the Swiss?
suggested As Spahn, hope Switzerland is the fact that the customs blocked shipments of protective masks for Swiss hospitals to be released soon. Yes he had and has no export ban, so Spahn, but merely an authorisation requirement, in order to ensure that the protection masks come and ask where you most urgently would be needed. Such permits would probably be given soon, said Spahn: "We want and need to be with our European partners to show solidarity."
Created: 09.03.2020, 20:16 UhrUpdated Date: 09 March 2020, 20:03