Coronavirus epidemic begins in Germany, - Health Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Jens Spahn noted that ‘it is impossible to follow the whole infection chain’ in Germany
11:09, 27 February 2020

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn warned that Germany ‘is at the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic’ as DW reported.

“Unfortunately, during the last hours, the situation has changed. It is a shame, but we have to recognize it,” the minister said.

According to the official, during the phone talk with states ministers of health, he urged them ‘to activate’ their plans of emergency events in case of the epidemic and ‘prepare their possible implementation’.

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Moreover, Spahn mentioned that ‘it is impossible to follow the whole infection chain’ in Germany. That is why the issue is raised whether the assumed measures and strategies to stop the virus will prove their values as the minister recognized.

Meanwhile, the German doctors confirmed 19 cases of infection with coronavirus. 14 of them spotted in Bavaria; all diseased are workers of one company. They infected with coronavirus via a college from China who arrived in Munich for a conference.

Other cases are spotted in Baden-Württemberg state, where three infected are spotted and North Rhine-Westphalia state, where one of the couple was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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As we reported, the first case of infection with Chinese coronavirus has been observed in Romania. The patient is now at the infectious disease hospital in Bucharest.

Besides, the infection with coronavirus was spotted in mainland Spain. The incident was observed in Catalunya. A 36-year-old Italian was hospitalized; she traveled to Milan and Bergamo for ten days, and then she felt sick. Currently, she just suffers from typical symptoms of influenza. Medics consider it is a light case of coronavirus infection.

Moreover, a patient with the suspicion on coronavirus was hospitalized to University Hospital in Krakow, Poland.



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