Germany announced tougher measures to combat coronavirus
Of course, no indulgence in public life is to be expected. To the “gentleman’s set” of requirements in the form of keeping distance, fulfilling basic hygiene rules and wearing masks, compulsory ventilation of the premises and the use of the Corona mobile application are added. “Both inexpensive and effective,” the chancellor commented on the preventive measures. Meanwhile, the prime ministers of some lands, according to Spiegel online, rejected the demand to limit parties in apartments to 25 participants, which Merkel insisted on. However, in cafes, restaurants and other rented premises it is strongly recommended not to gather in groups of more than 50 people if the number of new infections in the region is more than 35 per 100,000 inhabitants per week. If more than 50 infections are noted within seven days, then the cafe should not gather more than 25 guests.
Markus Zeder also urged his fellow countrymen to refrain from traveling abroad during the autumn holidays. “We need to be careful, not recklessness. The priority for us is the preservation of jobs, the functioning of kindergartens and schools. We do not want the return of general isolation, – said the Bavarian prime minister. – More masks, less travel and alcohol.”
Zeder recalled that back in June, an average of 300 infections were detected in Germany every day. According to the Koch Institute, on the morning of September 29, the country has already registered 2,089 new patients and 11 deaths caused by the virus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 9471 German residents have died from COVID-19. Earlier, Merkel warned her compatriots: if the infection continues to spread at such a rate, by Catholic Christmas the Germans will receive an increase of 19,200 patients.