Spahn about the Coronavirus: Test requirement for returnees from high-risk areas from Saturday to

For visitors to be from high-risk areas from Saturday to the requirement for a Corona Test. The Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) said in Berlin on T

Spahn about the Coronavirus: Test requirement for returnees from high-risk areas from Saturday to

For visitors to be from high-risk areas from Saturday to the requirement for a Corona Test. The Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) said in Berlin on Thursday. "I'm very aware that it is an intervention in the freedom of the Individual," said Spahn. He does not think that this intervention, but for reasonable with a view to responsibility for others. Who is not a descendant of the duty, had to pay a fine that could amount to up to a maximum of up to 25,000 euros. In addition, the country remained in this case, the legal provisions for quarantine. Since last Saturday can Holders already volunteer for a free trial.

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From the debate, that the returnees should pay for the Test itself, he was not in favour. This would make the social community in question. Tests should not be used for the social question explains. Many tourists would have been spared their travel is also hard. Although it would not be in the for returnees established test centers everything is still optimal, but overall, the implementation was well managed. For travellers from third countries Spahn called for a mandatory Corona-Test before departure. This one should implement at the EU level.

The majority of the Infected have been infected recently while in Germany, but the Relation of the positive Tests from the case in travel returnees is higher than in tests in Germany. Spahn, according to 0.8 to 1 percent of the Tests in Testsim domestic currently positive, in the case of trip returnees, depending on the Situation and the airport more than 2 percent.

"The pandemic, these Numbers show is not over yet," said the Minister of health. Currently, you see many small outbreaks. Part of the increase in case numbers was also due to the fact that the test capacities were increased. This has the advantage that chains of Infection could be traced and interrupted.

The question of whether we are in a second wave, or if these come, hold it not to be misleading. The decisive factor was whether the health authorities and the hospitals can cope with the increase. "As of today, the health care system with the current infection situation can handle it well," said Spahn. There is ample free intensive capacities.

Should the Numbers increase further, it is necessary to could take place, however, the questions of what types of events. The Minister noted that it will celebrate the last, for example, in the case of family infection had come. With a view to further Lockdown, he said: "I think that would be again so close Kingdom business." The need to focus on to prevent a second Lockdown. That is not "particularly difficult," said Spahn and referred to the AHA rules: keep your distance, wear, Hygiene, daily mask. He was also sometimes annoyed by the Wearing of a mask. "But it is necessary."The AHA are to be "a small price" when you could prevent the uncontrolled spread of the Virus. "We give more to each other for Eight," said Spahn.

Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 06:20

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