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DFB doctor Tim Meyer on corona cases at the European Football Championship: "have to stay vigilant"


After corona cases in the EM teams in Spain, Sweden and Russia, the German team is also reminded. The DFB does not want to tighten the measures, says team doctor Tim Meyer.

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DFB doctor Tim Meyer during a training session in Leipzig last year

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DFB team doctor Tim Meyer has called on three EM participants to be vigilant after corona cases. »These cases are a reminder that the coronavirus has not disappeared despite the fortunately favorable development in Germany. They are a reminder to continue to adhere to all measures that are still necessary, "Meyer said in an interview with and added:" Infections can still occur, even if the pandemic situation has improved significantly compared to the beginning of the year. "

The German Football Association (DFB) is sticking to the concept for the national team after the corona cases in Spain, Sweden and Russia.

“After these cases, we do not have to change course and tighten our measures, because we agreed on them months ago under the premise of avoiding infections and are implementing them as planned.

But we have to remain vigilant, ”said Meyer.

The 53-year-old also confirmed that some players in the German team had been vaccinated.

"Incidentally, we did not decide to forego vaccinations entirely, but to have the first vaccination carried out in cases where it was feasible and did not contradict the prioritization," said Meyer.

Robin Koch announced on Friday that he had been vaccinated once.

Spain had scheduled a short-term vaccination campaign before the tournament.

»The Spaniards will no longer achieve complete protection for the duration of the tournament.

In my opinion, you have weighed up the risks, which is particularly shaped by your current situation, ”said Meyer.

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Source: spiegel

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