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Because of Omikron: RKI expects a "sudden increase in the number of infections"

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has published its current weekly report on the corona situation in Germany. The RKI calls on the population to avoid all unnecessary contacts and travel.

Berlin – The new weekly report of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is available. Because of the Christmas holidays, the current Corona * weekly report from December 30th will only appear in a “shortened version”. But the 15 pages are tough anyway. The RKI assesses the “risk of COVID-19 for the health of the population in Germany as very high overall”.

One of the reasons for this is the rapid expansion of the Omikron variant. According to the current state of knowledge, the Omikron variant is spreading faster and more effectively in other countries. “As a result, a sudden increase in the number of infections can be expected,” writes the RKI. In addition, the health system and other areas of care could quickly become overloaded. The WHO previously warned of a corona tsunami *.

RKI recommends reducing all unnecessary contacts

The RKI calls on the population to reduce all unnecessary contacts and avoid travel. Contacts should be reduced to a tight, constant circle. Masks should also be worn and minimum distances should be observed, and interiors should be ventilated regularly.

The RKI * also advises “urgently to cancel or avoid larger events and close contact situations, e.g. dance events and other celebrations in the public and private sector.”

RKI: If you experience these symptoms, you should stay at home and contact the doctor

Cold, sore throat or cough? In the current weekly report, the RKI writes that if there are symptoms of a new respiratory disease such as a runny nose, sore throat or cough (regardless of vaccination status), it is absolutely necessary to stay at home, contact a family doctor and have a PCR test carried out. More information is also available in our Corona news ticker in Germany. (ml) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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