Number of Infections in Germany No Longer Leading in Corona Policy

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Germany no longer wants to be guided by the number of infections in its corona policy. Now, if the limit of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded, automatic measures must be taken.


The government decided on Monday to remove it from the law at the proposal of health minister Jens Spahn, the Bild newspaper reported.

CDU leader Armin Laschet is also in favor of it. The parliament still has to decide on it, possibly before the elections next month. Spahn wants the number of corona patients in hospitals to serve as an indicator

According to Spahn, the threshold of 50 infections has become redundant now that a large part of the population has been vaccinated. Some states have already moved away from just looking at the number of infections.

“That’s why my proposal is to remove this 50 threshold from the law quickly,” Spahn told ZDF on Monday. Nearly six in ten Germans have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

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