German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a gradual exit from the covid-19 isolation as the number of screening tests increases, she told a meeting of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), two participants said. reports Reuters.
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Merkel wants a three-stage exit from isolation – starting with lifting restrictions on people-to-people contacts, followed by a reopening of school and vocational institutions, and sports activities to be allowed again, and restaurants and cultural activity to resume .
Angela Merkel told the meeting that it was important that measures to lift the restrictions not lead to new setbacks and cause a new spread of new coronavirus variants.
Germany has extended restrictions on stopping the spread of the new coronavirus until March 7.
Primary schools and nurseries have yet to reopen – starting Monday – in ten Länder, and hairdressing salons are set to reopen in the coming weeks.
The number of contaminations has stagnated in the last week, and the incidence level fluctuates around 60 cases per 100,000.
Germany said on Monday it had recorded 4,369 contaminations and 62 deaths from covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced at the meeting that he wants to start allowing doctors’ offices to vaccinate the population after three to five million doses of covid-19 vaccine are delivered weekly.
Problems in the production and delivery of vaccines have limited the development of vaccines in Germany.
More than 3.3 million people were vaccinated by Sunday with at least one dose of the covid-19 vaccine, representing 4% of the population.
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