Taking into account the improvement in the situation with COVID-19, the German authorities have decided to abandon a number of restrictions related to the coronavirus. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said that the number of infections in January was halved compared to December.
Moreover, the minister noted that the number of hospitalizations in hospitals has also decreased, and it has become possible to make wearing protective masks optional in long-distance trains and local public transport.
According to medical reports, the population has developed a high level of immunity, and they do not expect a new wave this winter season.
However, despite the fact that masks are no longer mandatory on long-distance trains and local public transport, the authorities noted that everyone can continue to use personal protective equipment if they feel safer.
In addition to removing masks, people who have passed test positive for coronavirus, self-isolation will no longer be required in many regions of the country.
As for other rules related to coronavirus, it was emphasized that they are about will be in effect until April 7th. Well, until all restrictions are lifted, patients, visitors and healthcare workers will still be required to wear protective masks.
This year, the situation with coronavirus in Germany has improved significantly. A total of 73,860 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in the country over the past seven days, according to the World Health Organization. 48 patients could not be saved.