The epidemic continues to tighten in large German cities, Stuttgart asks Bundeswehr for help.
COVID-19 is spreading within cities in Stuttgart
The number of large cities where the new crown epidemic broke through the German official warning line is still increasing. Following Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne, the outbreaks in Stuttgart and Mainz also lit up red lights. Stuttgart announced on the same day that it had requested support from the Bundeswehr.
The Robert Koch Institute, the German Federal Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, announced on the 11th that the number of new diagnoses in the country that day was 3483. According to real-time data from Germany’s “Times Online”, as of 16:00 local time on the 11th, Germany had a total of 324,764 confirmed diagnoses, 274787 cured, and 9,775 dead.
As of the 11th, more and more large cities have broken through the warning line of “50 new diagnoses per 100,000 people on average in the past seven days” used by the German authorities to detect the epidemic.
Real-time data from “Times Online” showed that as of the evening of the 11th, Bremen, Frankfurt, Cologne, Mainz, Stuttgart. Furthermore, other major cities in Germany had exceeded the above-mentioned warning line. Munich’s indicator is 49.8, which is only one step away from the 50 warning line.
The city government of Stuttgart issued a statement on the same day that the city had mobilized personnel from all departments in the city. Moreover, the city had sought support from the Bundeswehr. According to the consensus reached between Merkel and the mayors of major German cities on the 9th, when the epidemic monitoring index for major German cities exceeds 35. The Robert Koch Institute can be asked to send experts to provide consultations to the local government crisis response team. You can also request the Bundeswehr to send experts to provide advice and participate in coordination.
Actions taken by the authorities
Almost all federal states in Germany except Berlin have announced that they will require people from high-risk areas with an epidemic index greater than 50 to provide a negative report of the new crown nucleic acid test within 48 hours before they can stay in hotels. However, the lack of uniform standards in the interpretation and implementation of policies in various states. This has also aroused criticism and doubts.
For this reason, the Minister of the German Chancellery Braun expressed support for the actions of the states on a German TV program that day. He said that as long as major cities work hard to control the local epidemic index within 50. There will be no problems travelling within Germany. Braun emphasized that the goal of the German government is to keep the country’s economy operating continuously while keeping schools. Besides that, kindergartens open so that the country can better weather the crisis brought about by the epidemic.
The next week will be a critical period for determining the direction of Germany’s epidemic prevention policy. According to the consensus reached by Merkel and the mayors of major cities on the 9th. If the new epidemic prevention regulations for major cities announced on the 9th are implemented 10 days after the implementation of the new confirmed cases in the relevant cities. So the number of newly diagnosed people in the relevant cities has not stopped rising. Many targeted restrictions to further reduce people’s social contacts.
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