a few German districts the local authorities decided to slow down the relief of quarantine measures due to the fact that the curve of infection with coronavirus went up. The sources of new outbreaks of infection in Germany were meat processors and home care for the elderly.
the Government of the land North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous region of the country, sounded the alarm after a surge in cases of infection of the coronavirus in a meat processing plant in Kesfeld, which is not far from Munster.
There are 151 of the 1,200 workers Covid19 tests showed a positive result. The company Westfleisch said that the number infected 13 people were hospitalized with moderate symptoms, and the rest is insulated with “easy” symptoms.
most of the mill workers – citizens of Romania and Bulgaria, and their living together in close quarters, and probably was the cause of the outbreak.
as a result of land power, the first among the German regions included “emergency brake” and postpone scheduled for may 11, in the County of Kesfeld the opening of restaurants, tourist places, fitness gyms and big stores until may 18. But the government decided that schools and kindergartens in the district will be open, as planned, on may 11.
According to the Minister of health of North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, because of the jump in incidence in the slaughterhouse level of contamination in this area jumped from 50 to 100 thousand people to 61 per 100 thousand.
the head of the land Ministry of health temporarily, “until further notice”, closed a processing plant and said the employees of the meat industry in the region will be tested for the coronavirus.
On another meat-packing plant in the Federal state of Schleswig-Holstein (Northern Germany) also increased the number of employees with positive test results for the virus.
the contamination was discovered there in 109 workers in the district of Segeberg. As in other cases, the majority of the workers are foreigners who live in the dormitory next to the plant. As a result, the district Segeberg will also delay the planned mitigation measures for the lock.
This is not the first in Germany cases, employees of the meat industry. So, at the end of April, a similar outbreak at the meat processing plant in Baden-württemberg led to the contamination of about 200 workers.
it is Worth noting that with the infection of thousands of workers facing the meat industry and on the other side of the Atlantic, which led in the USA to concerns about the shortage of meat products. President Trump even had to issue a special order, pertinent to the meat processing enterprises of critical infrastructure of the United States.
And another district of Germany, where authorities found for the blessing to include “brake” was OKrug in Thuringia in the East of the country. There, unlike North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein, concerned about the power the flash was not at the factory, and in institutions for the care of the elderly. For the last week in the region recorded more than 80 cases per 100 thousand people – and most cases are employees and occupants of several homes.
the Main administrator of the Thuringian district of Greiz Martin Swinsburg explains: “To be clear: we are not going to put the whole area into quarantine, specifically suffered two small town”.
Germany is in the second phase of weakening the restrictions imposed previously. In addition to earning more from April 20 small shops in some of the lands now open door and shopping malls, and hair salons, and museums. However, to relax the Germans are not going to. Initially it was agreed that Federal land will return to the quarantine measures, and if during the week will be recorded over 50 new cases Covid-19 per 100 thousand inhabitants. Otherwise, it is possible to “brake” the long-awaited relief mode.
According to the Institute named Robert Koch on Saturday, may 9, the number of new infections with coronavirus in Germany again increased slightly (1251 case). Since the beginning of the epidemic in the country is infected with more than 168 thousand people. Per day from Covid-19 died 147 people, the total number of deaths exceeded 7300.