The “exponential” dynamics of new coronavirus cases in Germany are of particular concern to Angela Merkel, in fact due to the spread of the variant Delta strain. The German chancellor once again urged citizens to be vaccinated.
“We have an exponential increase” in the number of new coronavirus cases and “I find this dynamic worrying,” Merkel told a news conference in Berlin. “We have to assume that in less than two weeks we will have a doubling of the number of new cases,” he said.
According to the Athenian-Macedonian News Agency, since mid-July, the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 has exceeded 1,000 on average. In the last 24 hours, 1,890 cases have been recorded, as announced by the Robert Koch Institute today.
In front of the spread of the Delta strain, a more contagious and contagious now dominant figure in Germany and much of Europe, Merkel said vaccination is more important than ever.
“Every vaccination counts. “Every vaccination is a step, a small step, towards a return to normalcy for all.”
“The more we are vaccinated, the more we become free again. “Not only as individual citizens but also as a community,” Merkel explained.
Coronavirus: Emphasis on information
Opposing compulsory vaccination, the chancellor said that emphasis should be placed on information in order to motivate those who have not yet been vaccinated. To date, at least 60.4% of the country’s population has already received one dose of the four vaccines given in the country and 48% have already received two doses.
“To all those who have already been vaccinated, I tell you this: try to mobilize and persuade others (who have not been vaccinated yet), whether they are in the family, among friends, on the football field,” she said.
If, however, the number of infections continues to rise and in order not to “overload the health system”, Merkel left the door ajar for the application of new restrictions to stop this development.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Germany, 91,458 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19, according to the Robert Koch Institute.