Berlin, Nov. 11 (Reuters) – As the fourth wave of Govt-19 infections spread across the country, 50,196 new corona virus cases were reported in Germany on Thursday for the fourth day in a row.
The total number of confirmed corona virus cases now stands at 4.89 million, and the total death toll has risen 235 to 97,198, according to the Robert Koch Institute Public Health Commission.
The company said the seven-day incidence rate of the corona virus – the number of 100,000 people infected last week – had risen from 232 on Wednesday to 249.
Reinhard Sager, president of the German Association of Local Authorities (DLT), called on the catering and event department to make sure customers are being tested, vaccinated or recovered from the virus.
“Concerns about losing potential customers should be significantly less than worrying about the threatening consequences if we do too little to fulfill control obligations,” Sager Rheinische told the Post.
In talks to form a coalition government in early December, the three German parties agreed not to extend the state of emergency nationwide, despite a wave of epidemics.
Instead, they introduced a draft law on Monday that would amend the existing law to allow measures such as mandatory masks and social exclusion in public places to continue until next March.
The bill is due to be tabled in the lower house of parliament on Thursday and will be voted on in a special session a week later.
DK Wise, deputy leader of the Social Democrats, told ARD television that the parties were considering allowing employers to impose a condition on their employees to be vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for the corona virus.
Emma Thomas report; Editing by Michael Perry and Toby Chopra
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