President of the German Disease Control Organization, Country “”Really scary Christmas“If no counter-measures are taken Sharp increase in corona virus infections.
The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control agency, said in a statement on Thursday that Today 65,371 new cases, To proceed Ascent Experts have been warning for weeks.
“Now we are heading towards a serious emergencySaid Lothar Wheeler, director of the agency. “If we do not take the opposite action now, we are going to celebrate a very scary Christmas.”.
Wheeler said Germany You need to increase your vaccination rate They are significantly 75% higher than the current 67.7%. In some parts of the country, the rate drops to 57.6%.
Even He called for the closure of clubs and bars, an end to large-scale events, and the restriction of many aspects of public life to those with certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.
Wheeler noted Hospitals across Germany have trouble finding beds for Govt-19 and other ailments.
German lawmakers on Thursday discussed measures to change the national epidemic rules, which expire at the end of the month. The meeting comes after Acting Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the meeting yesterday for saying it should have been held long ago. Conservatives, on the other hand, are in favor of expanding the so-called national scenario, which expires soon and allows “Länder” to introduce restrictions without parliamentary approval.
Social Democrats, Greens and liberals – the parties negotiating a future coalition government – want this epidemic situation to be stopped as a legal basis for introducing measures against the epidemic.
For this reason, they have submitted a bill to amend the Protection against Infectious Diseases Act, which must be approved by Parliament today.
In a meeting with the Confederate states today, the Chancellor stressed the need for a consensus today on the limit of hospital admissions for the introduction of liaison measures in the regional context.
He also stressed the need to expedite vaccination in both the first dose and the booster dose when vaccines are not adequate.
(With information from AP and EFE)