Coronavirus: great concerns in Germany after an increase in the number of cases - The Point

The concern reign in Germany. Tuesday 28 July, the German Institute de veille sanitaire Robert Koch (RKI) is alarmed to the increase of new infections in case o

Coronavirus: great concerns in Germany after an increase in the number of cases - The Point

The concern reign in Germany. Tuesday 28 July, the German Institute de veille sanitaire Robert Koch (RKI) is alarmed to the increase of new infections in case of Covid-19 in the country for several days, forcing the authorities to discourage some travel, particularly in Spain. "The latest developments in the case of a Covid-19 are a source of great anxiety for me and for all of us to the RKI," said Lothar Wieler, president of the institute of health of the reference, in a press conference.

welcoming the efforts of the country, with only 9 122 dead formally identified the new coronavirus, has relatively well managed the crisis compared to many of its european neighbours, thanks especially to the observance of sanitary rules strict, he said he was worried about the release of a portion of the population on this subject. "We managed to keep the number of new infections stable for several weeks (...), but we are seeing an increase in cases for several days," is concerned about Lothar Wieler.

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The average number of new infections day-to-day Covid-19 is currently a rise to 557 from a week in Germany, while it was under the bar 350 in mid-July. "This success proves to us that we can decrease the spread of the virus," he explained, but, for this, it is necessary to " continue to comply with the sanitary rules ". He has as well advised to adhere to the gestures, barriers, continue to wash your hands regularly, wearing a mask covering the mouth and nose in confined spaces it is necessary to aerate frequently. According to him, the holiday houses are a great source of new infections : "Even young people can be carriers of the virus and infect their parents or grandparents ", he added.

Lothar Wieler has also been argued that trips abroad are now allowed again, were also partly responsible for the relative return of the pandemic. It has designated some territories, such as Spain, where the virus is circulating again in a disturbing manner. Germany has not recommended Tuesday travel "non-essential" and tourist to the Spanish regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarre because of the high number of infections, " of coronavirus. If "the number of infections has declined significantly" in Spain, "there are currently new homes regional infections" in these three areas, explains the ministry of foreign Affairs in a note published on its website.

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