Mass Infections Broke Out In Many Places After German Unblocking

- May 09, 2020-

Mass infections broke out in many places after German unblocking

It is understood that after the German government announced a further "unblocking" plan on May 6, a meat processing plant in Cosfield, North Rhine-Westphalia broke out with a collective infection, which has about 1,200 employees. More than 100 of them have been diagnosed and the plant has been temporarily closed. In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the state has decided to restart the blockade, requiring people to maintain social distance and reduce contact, and restaurants and parks and other facilities will be closed until May 18. The German government also established an emergency mechanism on the same day. If a county or city has more than 50 new diagnoses (calculated on average per 100,000 people) within seven consecutive days, it will implement a series of "closing the city" measures again. Stop the spread of the virus.

In addition to North Rhine-Westphalia ’s announcement of the reinstatement of the blockade, the number of confirmed diagnoses in the other two states is also increasing, and the blockade may also be restarted.

A slaughterhouse in Schleswig-Holstein also reported an outbreak of collective infections. A total of 109 confirmed cases have been reported; an outbreak has also occurred in the city of Greitz in Thuringia in eastern Germany, and a number of elderly care centers have experienced collective outbreaks. Infected, the state's governor Schweissberg said that from next week, people in some areas will be required to continue to stay at home.

On the 6th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached a resolution after discussing with the state governors, and will allow some shops of various sizes to be reopened. The Bundesliga will also resume this month, but the "mask injunction" continues to be effective, and the interpersonal contact ban It will also continue to be implemented until June 5.

On the 8th, the EU announced that due to the fact that the epidemic situation has not stabilized in Europe and the world, the EU decided to continue to restrict "non-essential travel" to Europe, and extended the "blocking order" that began in mid-March this year until June 15.