Germany's infection rate is climbing rapidly again in a resurgence blamed partly on the British variant of the disease, with the daily average reaching 15,000 cases todayDeaths are lower than at the winter peak but would be likely to climb again if cases reached a record 100,000 per day, a figure never seen in Europe
Health Minister Jens Spahn warns if #COVID19 case numbers continue rising at this rate, Germany’s health care system could reach its breaking point in April.
Starting Monday, all airline passengers must present a negative coronavirus test upon arrival to Germany. pic.twitter.com/LIUsFqDzkr
— DW Politics (@dw_politics) March 26, 2021
DW: COVID: Germany's 3rd wave could be 'worse' than last 2
With cases rising again, Health Minister Jens Spahn has said Germany's health system could be pushed to its limits in April. Meanwhile, the head of the public health body warned that cases could reach 100,000 per day.
German health officials warned on Friday that the current increase in coronavirus cases is likely going to be "harder to curb" than the previous two, in large part because of the more virulent and more easily transmitted B117 variant.
The comments from Lothar Wieler, the head of Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases (RKI), and Health Minister Jens Spahn come at the end of a turbulent week, as officials scramble to slow infection numbers.
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WNU Editor: My friends in Europe are all freaking out. With the exception of a few countries. All of Europe is now heading into a 2 – 3 month lockdown.
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