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New Covid-19 outbreak and spread of Omicron alarm Germany

New Covid-19 outbreak and spread of Omicron alarm Germany

Berlin, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The German government tigthened Covid-19 restrictions during Christmas due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the midst a new outbreak of the disease.
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In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a state in northeastern Germany, movie theaters, theaters, museums and the indoor part of the zoo closed as of Monday.

Meanwhile, in Brandenburg (east) and Lower Saxony (north), only up to 10 people (children aside) may meet in indoor or outdoor spaces until Jan. 11.

In Baden-Württenberg (southwest), bars, restaurants and other establishments will close from 22:30 and 05:00, local time.

The weekly incidence of the disease on Monday stood at 222.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure lower than the previous week, according to the latest data by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

However, this institution warned that many infected people might not have been reported due to the fact that some health offices closed during Christmas.

Given this scenario, the government tried to speed up the vaccination campaign, but the country has the lowest rates in western Europe regarding this indicator.

Only 70.8 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated; slightly over a third of Germans has received the booster shot, and nearly three-fourths were immunized with at least the first dose.


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