Germany: “We have to shut down the whole country even more”

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Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder calls for drastic nationwide measures to break the fourth wave. “Unfortunately, to protect our health system, we have to shut down the whole country even more,” said the CSU head.

“The Leopoldina’s* warnings are a wake-up call,” he says*. “We now need consistent contact restrictions for the unvaccinated, a lockdown for hotspot regions, masks in all schools and football games without spectators.” The CSU boss warns: “Every day of waiting and hesitation is a wasted day.” The whole of Germany is headed for an emergency, “the coming federal government must no longer stand idly by”.

  • The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina recommends immediate comprehensive contact restrictions in view of the dynamic corona infection. “From a medical and epidemiological point of view, it is immediately effective to significantly reduce the number of contacts for a few weeks from the beginning of the coming week,” it says in a statement . “Due to the decreasing immunity, these measures would have to apply temporarily to vaccinated and convalescent people who have to receive a booster vaccination during this time.” report (in German)


Belgium is now seeing its highest covid case rates ever, and, along with the Netherlands, it has already gone into some form of lockdown:



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** This post was originally published on November 28, 2021 **