Berlin, Germany’s capital joined other German states Monday in restricting access to cinemas, museums, restaurants and concert venues to people who have been vaccinated recently or are currently recovering from it. This is as new COVID-19 cases continue their rise.
Robert Koch Institute, the country’s infectious diseases control center, reported Monday that there were 303 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. This is the highest rate of new cases since the pandemic. This record is just one week after an unprecedented rise to more than 200 new cases per 100,000 people.
Only 67.5% are fully vaccinated in Germany. As the temperatures drop and people stay indoors, the highly contagious delta variant has taken hold of the unvaccinated.
Thursday’s vote in Germany’s parliament will be on COVID-19 regulations. It was created by the three parties that are expected to form the next government coalition, the Social Democrats Green Party and the Free Democrats. According to reports, the plans are being strengthened in order to allow for stricter contact restrictions than initially planned.
The coalition hopes to form and take office in the early part of next month. It is also expected that it will introduce a mandate for vaccines in certain areas. This is a move that officials have so far been resistant to.
According to reports, the new laws will allow Germany’s 16 states to have a variety of options that they can apply individually. This is because the infection rate in Germany varies widely. In areas with low vaccination rates, such as eastern and southern Germany, higher rates were found.
Public health figures in Germany showed Monday that the coronavirus infection rate in Germany has reached its highest point since the outbreak of the pandemic. This was despite the fact that the three parties to the talks for a new government have increased the number of measures taken to combat the pandemic.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, Monday’s seven-day incidence rate (number of people per 100,000 who have been infected during the past week) rose to 303 from 289 on Monday.
To reach a total of 96.715, the number of deaths rose by 43
Robert Habeck, Greens coleader, stated that the three parties are in negotiations to form a coalition to tighten the proposed measures to combat the spread of the new epidemic.
Habeck stated to broadcaster ARD that the toolbox is being expanded in comparison with the initial reading proposals.
An amendment that Reuters saw showed that the measures would include contact restrictions.
Three German state health ministers called on the parties to form a new government Saturday to extend their power to enforce stricter pandemic measures like school closures or lockdowns.