Germany is aiming to introduce additional measures to fight Covid-19 this fall.
In an interview with the Rheinische Post newspaper, Health Minister Jens Spahn highlighted the introduction of so-called “temperature ambulances,” locations where those with coronavirus symptoms can get on-the-spot tests.
Spahn also spoke about the need to get more fast testing underway.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, a demonstration against coronavirus measures and restrictions took place in the western German city of Dusseldorf.
According to a statement from police in North-Rhine Westphalia, several thousand people demonstrated peacefully, carrying signs saying “Corona Rebels Duesseldorf” and “Enough with panic. Corona-Pandemic is a lie. Freedom, peace, love now.”
So far, 272,337 people in Germany have been infected with the virus — 922 new cases were reported on Sunday, according to the Robert-Koch institute (RKI), Germany’s federal agency for disease control and prevention. According to the RKI, a total of 9,386 people have died of the disease; there have been no new fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Three districts in Germany have been marked as “red” zones, meaning they have more than 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants: Cloppenburg in Lower Saxony, and two Bavarian districts, Munich and Wuerzburg, according to the RKI.