Germany records 1,045 cases, highest in three months

  • Germany records 1,045 cases, highest in three months

Germany records 1,045 cases, highest in three months

"Travelers returning to Germany from risk regions will face mandatory coronavirus tests from Saturday". The national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said 1,045 cases were recorded on Wednesday - the first time since May 7 that it has counted more than 1,000 new cases in a day.

Bettina Martin, the regional education minister for Mecklenburg-West Pomerania told the Telegraph: 'We said that from the start there would be suspected cases in schools.

The situation in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania is closely watched across the country as it was the first of Germany's 16 states to reopen the school gates on Monday after summer holidays.

Having announced the measure last week, minister Jens Spahn said it would take effect from this weekend, as fears grow over rising case numbers blamed on summer holidays and local outbreaks. The speed of vacationers testing constructive is as much as twice as excessive as the typical for checks in Germany, he mentioned.

The Christian Democrat politician pointed out that to this end they have begun to mount in all German airports with worldwide flights stations to take the tests, although centers are also being prepared for travelers arriving in Germany in train or auto those tests are submitted as soon as they enter the country.

The country's authorities will require people arriving from a large number of countries deemed high-risk to take coronavirus tests starting on Saturday.

"I'm very effectively conscious that this impinges on particular person freedoms, however I consider that this can be a justifiable intervention", Spahn mentioned.

The German government has been constantly updating its list of high-risk areas to cover regions and whole countries both within and outside of the EU.

He instructed airline vacationers from exterior the European Union ought to present a current take a look at earlier than they're allowed to board a aircraft to the 27-nation bloc, an concept that would want approval by all European Union member states. Regarding the mandatory nature of the tests, the minister acknowledged that it is "an interference with individual liberties", although it must be considered "reasonable".

The RKI has so far confirmed at least 213,067 cases in Germany and 9,175 related deaths.