The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticized the phasing out of most corona restrictions in Germany. Several European countries, such as Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain, have lifted their corona measures too “brutally”, WHO European Director Hans Kluge said at a press conference in Chisinau, the capital of the EU, on Tuesday. Republic of Moldova. As a result, the number of new infections increased sharply.
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According to Kluge, the numbers are currently increasing in 18 of the 53 countries that belong to the WHO European Region. In the past seven days, the region has seen more than 5.1 million new coronavirus infections and 12,496 deaths. Since the beginning of the coronavirus, almost 194.4 million corona infections and more than 1.92 million deaths have been recorded in the WHO Europe region.
At the end of last week, the Bundestag approved the new Infection Protection Act, which only temporarily allows most of the previous corona measures until the beginning of April. It is replaced by the so-called basic protection, which basically only contemplates the mask requirement for public transport and for facilities with vulnerable people. Federal states can only order stricter measures for so-called hotspots.
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Meanwhile, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports a steady increase in seven-day incidence. On Tuesday, the institute called a value of 1733.4. The value quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a period of seven days.
According to the RKI, more than 222,000 new infections were reported in 24 hours. According to the institute, the new and more contagious subtype BA.2 of the virus is partly responsible for the increase in numbers. (AFP)