Spahn announces: Corona-Tests for entry into high-risk areas should be mandatory

travel returnees from Corona will have to leave areas of risk in the future for the Virus test. Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn wants to arrange a corres

Spahn announces: Corona-Tests for entry into high-risk areas should be mandatory

travel returnees from Corona will have to leave areas of risk in the future for the Virus test. Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn wants to arrange a corresponding duty, as he said on Monday the German press Agency in Berlin. "We need to prevent travellers returning to trigger unnoticed infect others, and thus new chains of Infection," said the CDU politician. The Tests are intended to be for the traveler, free of charge. The Federal government is called on to Act responsibly, especially in the holidays, to press the recent increase in the Infection levels again.

Spahn, the plans, told his counterparts from the States in a switching conference. The basis of the test, a duty control of the infection protection act therefore. It refers to an epidemic situation of national importance, identified by the Bundestag for Corona. The regulation is expected to occur in the next week.

Chancellery Minister Helge Braun showed up in Berlin is concerned about the substantial increase in infection numbers in Germany. At the end of the summer time, you should have a "low infection", then even in the autumn and Winter by the pandemic, said the CDU politician on Monday – a year and a half after the confirmed initial infection in Germany.

"From what we have seen in recent days, with over 800 cases of the day, we have to come back in a Situation where we are well below 500," stressed brown. "Then we have good starting conditions, in order to control the pandemic in the autumn." Otherwise, it will be more difficult.

Söder urges more caution

Currently, in Germany there is a large infection on a vegetable farm in lower Bavaria, Palazzo mamming with more than 170 tested positive harvest helpers. Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) called for urgent compliance with the rules in the fight against the pandemic. More caution should also celebrate in travel returnees, family, and party-goers offered. Also, the CSU leader called for mandatory testing for returnees from high-risk areas.

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Chancellery chief brown said, in addition to the problems in the meat processing industry, or in the case of seasonal workers there is a lot of smaller Corona outbreaks, triggered in the family environment, through leisure activities or travel returnees. Who does not believe in leisure and on journeys - to the General contact and distance, not risking only his own health. It is also the proliferation risk of the Virus. "And, therefore, such conduct is against the common good."

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 13:19

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