No More Masks, No More Covid-19 Safety Regulations 

No More Masks, No More Covid-19 Safety Regulations 

Germany is close to wrapping up all the remaining covid-19 regulations and here, close means tomorrow. Though healthcare workers already did not have to wear surgical masks since last month, now visitors to hospitals, doctors’ offices, and nursing homes also do not have to wear masks.

The German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said in a press conference yesterday that they have successfully managed the pandemic in Germany.

In February this year, most of the restrictions were already scrapped and people did not have to wear masks on public transportation The mandatory testing for people arriving from different countries like India and China, where the pandemic started, was also not in effect.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that from the beginning of the pandemic from 3 January 2020 to 6 April 2023, Germany reported 38,359,611 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 171,059 fatalities. A total of 193,166,879 doses of the vaccine have been given as of 4 March 2023.

Current Stats

As of 5th April, there are 84,800 active covid-19 cases in Germany, out of which 98% are in the mild category. These stats are given by Worldometer.

It also states there that on April 4th, there were 3,732 new cases and 110 new deaths. If we look at the trajectory of data given there, it is evident that there are still chances of getting covid, but really small. It does depend on the vaccination status and individual medical complications.

Sub-variant XBB.1.5

It was in January when Minister Lauterbach said that the Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5, the most transmissible variant to date according to the WHO, was being monitored closely by experts. This was because the variant was causing a surge in cases in the USA. 

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