COVID-19: German Health Minister urges enhanced measures


Germany’s health minister on Friday called on the country’s 16 states to consider strengthening measures against the coronavirus amid a rise in the number of new cases.

Karl Lauterbach said he supported the requirement to wear masks indoors, a measure that has largely disappeared in Germany with the exception of public transport, in medical facilities and care homes.

“The direction we are going is not a good direction,” Lauterbach told reporters in Berlin.

He added that it would be better for states to impose restrictive restrictions now than stricter restrictions later. “The sooner you apply the brakes, the better.”

German authorities have registered more than 114,000 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours, and 165 COVID-related deaths.

The increase in cases in Bavaria is linked to the recent Oktoberfest, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Lauterbach said more could be done to limit the spread of the virus at the Munich beer festival, such as providing or requiring spot checks for visitors.

The Ministry of Health kicked off a new advertising campaign worth nearly 33 million euros ($32 million) on Friday, using 84 case studies of real people affected by COVID-19 to encourage injections. strains.

Lauterbach said getting shot remains an important way to protect yourself and others. The risk of death for people over 60 is reduced by 90% if they get the fourth shot, he said.


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