January 21, 2022

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Angela Merkel delivered her last message to the Germans as president and called for immunization against the corona virus: “Every vaccine counts”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week. EFE / EPA / Philip Singer / Pool

Executive President of Germany, Angela Merkel, Went this Saturday The last time he called on Germans to get vaccinated to control the Govt-19 infection was in a pre-recorded video in podcast format before leaving the office..

“Every vaccine counts”Merkel noted in a video posted online that, regardless of whether it was the first dose or the booster shot, “Immunization quota as high as possible helps all of us to leave this epidemic as a nation”.

The Chancellor took advantage more than ever 600 speeches have been recorded in this format, She insisted to herself, “one last time.” The severity of the situation has already reached “dramatic” levels in some parts of Germany.

Each is more 100,000 deaths Posted to date d“Family or friends, unbelievable, confusing, helpless”, Something particularly bitter because it can be “avoided”.

Angela Merkel, President of Germany.  John McDougall / Pool via REUTERS
Angela Merkel, President of Germany. John McDougall / Pool via REUTERS

“Vaccines are effective and safe, we have the key”, Warned the Acting Chancellor “New Omigron variant looks more contagious than previous”.

Merkel ended her message Thanks to those who act “with good knowledge and understanding” and “follow the rules, protect themselves and take care of others” He further added that they represent “the majority of the country”.

That is planned On December 8, Social Democrat Olaf Scholes takes office as president., Merkel’s 16-year term ends.

The incidence of corona is increasing in Germany

The seven-day accumulation event in Germany increased slightly on Saturday compared to Friday, with the downward trend this week already interrupted, with 442.7 new infections per 100,000 population., And the number of deaths from the disease was gross 378.

EFE / EPA / Philip Singer
EFE / EPA / Philip Singer

One month ago, the figure was 183.7 new infections, while it was a With 452.4 new infections last Monday, After which it decreased slightly from Tuesday to Thursday.

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The Robert Koch Institute of Virology (RKI) updated the data early Saturday 64,510 new infections in the last 24 hours, Less than the 67,125 registered a week ago.

However, the death toll continues to rise 378 cases in the last 24 hours, Which represents a 25% increase compared to the 303 calculated exactly a week ago.

Experts point out that it is necessary to handle with caution the data collected over the past week, as both health offices and hospitals in many regions are unable to send their statistics in a timely manner.

On November 12, 2021, the medical staff of Munchen Klinik Schwabing Hospital treated a patient suffering from corona virus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit in Munich, Germany.  REUTERS / Ayhan Uyanik
On November 12, 2021, the medical staff of Munchen Klinik Schwabing Hospital treated a patient suffering from corona virus disease (COVID-19) in the intensive care unit in Munich, Germany. REUTERS / Ayhan Uyanik

Last Thursday, the RKI pointed out that the recorded small cessation may be due to a “reduced dynamics” of infections, but may also be the cause. “Increasingly Completed Skills in Public Health Services”.

As of December 3, they have a complete immunization schedule in Germany 57.3 million people, representing 68.9% of the population.

New restrictions

Considering the situation, Merkel The country announced Thursday the battery of new regulations to deal with the increase in epidemics it is experiencing, among them Non-vaccinated people are barred from accessing shops and restaurants, cultural events and leisure activities.

Merkel announced the new restrictions after a meeting between state and federal officials, where it was decided The so-called 2G standard, which is already in place in some states, is being used nationally.

Berlin EFE / EPA / CLEMENS BILAN
Berlin EFE / EPA / CLEMENS BILAN

On the other hand, the authorities have also decided Masks will be mandatory in all schools, and discos will be closed in seven days when there are 350 cases per 100,000 people.. Similarly, the number of participants in sports, cultural and other major events can be limited to a maximum of 30 or 50 percent.

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Despite restrictions at the federal level, Merkel announced on Friday, Some states have already announced they will tighten measures To deal with the fourth wave of corona virus.

In the case of the state Baden-Wர்டrttemberg, In the southwest of the country, a Negative test for COVID-19 even if clients have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease. The measure, which will take effect on Saturday, will be less effective at large concentrations such as football matches, which can only be attended by 750 people.

Even Lower Saxony Has installed this system called “Vaccine Plus Test” For almost all areas of public life, there are also restricted capacity limits.

Berlin EFE / EPA / CLEMENS BILAN
Berlin EFE / EPA / CLEMENS BILAN

In the case North Rhine-Westphalia, The most populous state in Germany, officials pointed out this Friday Adhere to national standards, Which will come into effect on Saturday.

The resurgence of the epidemic was activated this Friday Eighteen people have died at a nursing home in the state of Thuringia, 14 of whom have not been vaccinated.. As reported by the news agency DPA, Aparante LRelatives of the residents were advised not to get vaccinated.

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)

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