The coronavirus pandemic is not over yet. This was announced on Saturday, May 14, by German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.
“An omicron wave is likely in autumn. However, a more dangerous delta variant may also return,” the minister explained. AT interview with the Rheinische Post he called for preparations for both possible scenarios. The German Ministry of Health believes that vaccines are needed for two variants of coronavirus.
Lauterbach urged Germans to remain cautious and continue to wear protective masks in spring and summer, including on public transport. “Anyone who now deceives people, forcing them to believe that the coronavirus is history, will bitterly regret it in the fall,” the head of the German Ministry of Health emphasized.
In Germany, more than 25.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. About 137.5 thousand people died from the consequences of the disease.
As of April 30 Germany was one of the six states in the worldwith more than 20 million cases of coronavirus infection. The list also includes the US, India, Brazil, France and the UK.