“As long as there are no mutations affecting vaccine protection, full vaccination means restrictions of the kind we saw last winter are not necessary,” Spahn told reporters in Berlin.
Germany now has low infection rates and has already relaxed most of the restrictions, but concerns are growing about the spread of the most contagious delta variant. The government expects the number of cases to rise again due to summer travel.
Spahn reiterated his appeal to the Germans to prevent a fourth wave of pollution this fall. “The more people vaccinated this summer, the better the fall,” he said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun, said earlier on Friday that scientists agree that fully vaccinated people “are not really at risk or pose a risk to others.” So vaccinated people should be able to do things like go shopping or attend concerts, Brown told broadcaster MDR.
Nearly 56 percent of the population has had at least one stroke, according to figures from the RKI Health Institute. Nearly 38 percent of Germans have had all the necessary vaccinations and are therefore fully vaccinated. The vaccination campaign, which began at the end of December, is no longer working with priority groups. Anyone in Germany can schedule a prick appointment.
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