Covid-19 infection isn’t going to be reduced even with a severe lockdown in Germany. That’s why German Chancellor Angela Merkel and heads of state have consulted with experts before taking a new decision on the lockdown.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and heads of state met Monday evening with 13 European experts meeting to find out the cause of the growing infection.
According to a report in Germany’s Der Spiegel newspaper, all experts have expressed frustration over Germany’s ongoing lockdown.
Experts warned that Germany should learn from the coronavirus in the UK. Experts believe that the number of infections has increased due to the fact that many people do not take into account the lockdown during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Der Spiegel reports that despite a severe lockdown in Germany, the German government took a number of new decisions on Tuesday that did not reduce coronavirus infections and mortality. The new decisions will be effective for the next three weeks as a strategy to keep the infection to a minimum.
According to the new decision, instead of ordinary masks, FFP2 masks should be worn in public on roads or public transport buses, trams, trains and shops. Public transport will carry less passengers than capacity. You have to do ‘home office’ as much as possible. The school will be closed till February 15.
However, the primary schools will continue their educational activities under the alternative system.
In areas where the number of infections exceeds 200 per million, People in those areas cannot move more than 15 square kilometers from their homes. Citizens everywhere have been told to stay at home as much as possible. Only one guest can be met outside the family if needed.
Citizens everywhere have been told to stay at home as much as possible. Only one guest can be met outside the family if needed.
However, there is still disagreement between the states over the closure of primary schools and kindergartens across Germany and the imposition of a night curfew.
Lothar Wheeler, director of the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases Research in Germany, said more stringent control measures were needed to prevent coronavirus infections. “Currently, the situation is improving,” he said, citing a research paper by the Robert Koch Institute.
However, it is clear that the number of infections has not yet been reduced. The lockdown was first announced in Germany from December 16 to January 10 to prevent coronavirus infections. After that, its term was extended by two points till February 14.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, nearly a thousand people have been infected with the coronavirus in the 24 hours since Thursday. And 1,148 people died. The death toll in Germany has exceeded 48,000.