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Christian Drosten advocates further measures beyond the corona emergency brake

2021-04-13T19:40:59.518Z

The Federal Cabinet has adopted uniform national guidelines for certain incidences. Because of the worsening situation in the hospitals, virologist Christian Drosten demands additional steps.



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Christian Drosten warns of the situation in the hospitals

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Due to the situation in the intensive care units, the virologist Christian Drosten expects that further measures will be necessary in addition to the planned nationwide Corona emergency brake.

"I think that you have to react differently based on the situation now setting in the hospitals," said the corona expert from the Berlin Charité on Tuesday in the podcast "Coronavirus Update" at NDR-Info.

This must certainly be done "very soon."

"I do not expect that you can use it to control the situation in intensive care medicine," said Drosten, referring to the decision.

The federal cabinet decided on Tuesday to amend the Infection Protection Act.

As a result, people in large parts of Germany have to adjust to exit restrictions and closed shops according to binding national guidelines.

Next week, the changes will first be decided by parliament and then passed by the Bundesrat - despite clear criticism from some countries and the opposition in the Bundestag.

About the limited informative value of the corona reporting numbers after Easter, Drosten said: "We will probably have to wait until the end of this week to see realistic numbers again." He feared that one would end up in a range between 20,000 and 30,000 new infections reported daily .

However, the virologist initially sees a "sustainable deceleration effect" for the schools through the Easter break, as he said.

kim / dpa

Source: spiegel

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