German media quoted the head of the Berlin health authorities on the 24th local time as saying that Berlin Humboldt Hospital, which was completely blockaded on the previous day due to cluster infection of Variant strains, “at least 20 new cases of confirmed infection with the “B.1.1.7” coronavirus Variant strain, and “the infection figures are also It will continue to rise.”
On the 23rd, 14 patients and 6 staff members of Humboldt Hospital in Berlin were diagnosed with the first COVID-19 variant found in the UK.
In order to prevent the further spread of the Variant virus, the health department of the district where the hospital is located immediately announced a complete blockade: about 400 patients and 1,500 staff, including doctors, nurses, administrators, etc., were quarantined in the hospital; the hospital suspended the admission of new patients.
Meanwhile, starting from the 25th, Humboldt Hospital in Berlin will also provide shuttle buses for commuters to reduce the risk of further spread of the Variant virus.
In addition, according to the information disclosed by the German media on the 24th, another hospital in Berlin also showed a confirmed case of infection with the “B.1.1.7” coronavirus variant strain.
It is reported that the patient was transferred from Humboldt Hospital in Berlin and is currently in isolation.
Berlin Mayor Mueller expressed concern about the cluster infection at Berlin’s Humboldt Hospital.
In an interview with the media on the 24th, he stressed again the need for strict lockdown measures throughout Germany, and stressed that it is “meaning point” to discuss whether restrictions should be relaxed in mid-February, given that there is no prediction of how the coronavirus variants found in the United Kingdom will develop in Berlin in the next three weeks.