German scientists are sounding the alarm, expressing their fear of a coronavirus outbreak in the Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia regions, which affected by bad weather and widespread flooding.
“Right now, a lot of people are concentrated in confined spaces to deal with the situation together. “We must be careful so that the situation does not turn into an event of over-transmission of the virus”, stressed the person in charge of communication for the pandemic in the Rhineland-Palatinate, David Frichel, as broadcast by the Athens News Agency.
«The state government is preparing a special vaccination campaign in the affected areas. However, he pointed out that most members of the rescue teams are fully vaccinated, “he added.
Respectively, the Ministry of Health of North Rhine-Westphalia warned in an announcement about “increased risk of spreading Covid-19, due to the housing of many people in emergency shelters “and recommended the use of a mask, frequent tests and good ventilation of the premises. Medical facilities have also been set up in many of the shelters, as many private clinics have been destroyed or severely damaged by floods.