Containing the spread of the virus as far as possible

Coronavirus in Germany Containing the spread of the virus as far as possible

Germany has recorded more coronavirus cases. "We want to tackle uncertainty by providing factual information," said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn. The Robert Koch Institute now rates the risk for people in Germany as "moderate". 

Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health, at a press conference on the coronavirus

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn and health experts provided an update on latest developments on Monday

Photo: Bundesregierung/Denzel

More people in Germany have become infected with the coronavirus. The Robert Koch Institute website is updated daily and shows the numbers of infections in Germany, Europe and the world. As Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn stressed on Monday, the German government aims to address the fears and uncertainty among the population by explaining what is known about the virus and how they can protect themselves. "That will not dispel all fears, but it can help individuals to assess the actual risks much more realistically," explained the Federal Health Minister. The German government will continue to do all it can to contain the spread of the virus as far as possible.

Extremely dynamic situation

Worldwide, and in Germany, the situation is extremely dynamic. Ten of sixteen federal states have reported cases of coronavirus infections. "In most cases, a clear epidemiological link can be established," said Professor Dr Wieler, President of the Robert Koch Institute. That is important in order to trace the virus. There is still too little data, however, to allow us to properly assess the severity of the disease. "We are reassessing the situation every day," said Wieler.

Robert Koch Institute rates risk as moderate

We cannot discount the possibility that the novel virus will spread to Germany and within Germany in the coming weeks and months. "We now rate the risk to the population in Germany as moderate," said the President of the Robert Koch Institute.