Germany’s federal disease control agency and the Ministry of Health held a press conference on the latest situation of the pandemic on the 22nd, saying that more than a month after the implementation of the tightening “hard blockade order”, the country’s pandemic figures finally showed “slight signs of improvement”.
Weller, director of the Robert Koch Institute, said at a press conference on the same day that the number of new infections in most federal states has declined, which is attributed to a series of strict restrictions.
However, in his opinion, the number of infections is still too high, so the public must not take it lightly.
Willer admitted that even if it is only to resume a “semi-normal life”, the number of confirmed cases in the country must reach a persistently low level.
He also pointed out that the number of COVID-19 deaths in Germany is alarmingly high, which is related to the outbreak of about 900 cluster infections in pension and care institutions in the country.
German Federal Health Minister Spahn also expressed confidence in the future of the country’s pandemic at a press conference.
He defended the government’s recent decision to extend and tighten the “hard lockdown order” until February 14, saying that the premature “unblocking” of some countries led to a rapid return of the pandemic is a situation Germany is trying its best to avoid.
Spahn once again appealed to the people to maintain self-discipline and continue to abide by pandemic prevention regulations, “because the pandemic is not over yet.
Even if the number of infections has declined, the risk of transmission of Variant COVID-19 must be kept to a minimum. The restrictions are crucial.
He admitted that Germany’s public health system is still under high pressure, and although the country can provide intensive care for nearly 5,000 coronavirus patients in emergencies, this cannot become the norm.
Span believes that active vaccination can help the country effectively mitigate the pandemic.
According to him, 60% of the elderly and patients living in nursing homes have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, and most of the staff of these institutions have also been vaccinated.
It is expected that by mid-February, the mobile operation team will be able to complete vaccinations in all pension and nursing facilities.