COVID-19 - Outbreak in Germany: new restrictions as infection rate reaches a level not seen since the start of the epidemic

COVID-19 – Outbreak in Germany: new restrictions as infection rate reaches a level not seen since the start of the epidemic

In total, more than 4.6 million people have been infected in Germany, hit by a fourth “massive” wave affecting mainly the unvaccinated who are now subject to new restrictions in some regions.

The infection rate, which measures the number of new coronavirus cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany, reached 201.1 over the past seven days on Monday, a record high since the pandemic began a year and a half ago. The last record was 197.6, and it dates back to December 22, 2020.

A situation that is forcing the country to take further restrictive measures. In (eastern) Saxony, where the infection rate is more than double the national average of 491.3, unvaccinated people are subject to new restrictions from Monday.

Access to indoor restaurants and indoor events will be limited to people who have been fully vaccinated or who can show evidence of recovery from Covid-19.

These new rules are the most restrictive at the national level against unvaccinated people. Only children and people who cannot receive vaccinations for medical reasons will be exempted.
Although there were a large number of people vaccinated, the vaccination rate remained stable below 70%, forcing the authorities to call on the population to mobilize. “For the unvaccinated, there is a high risk of infection in the coming monthsHe was warned Wednesday by the head of the Health Surveillance Institute Robert Koch (RKI) Lothar Wheeler.

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