BERLIN / BBLINGEN (dpa-AFX) – Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn has announced that in view of the sharp rise in the number of corona infections he will do without Easter celebrations in the family this year. “The family visit will also be canceled this year, or it will take place digitally,” said the CDU politician on Tuesday in an online slot with journalists, which was primarily about the test model in the Bblingen district in Baden-Wrttemberg. Spahn called on people to shut down all contacts “as much as possible” over Easter – “as difficult as it is”.
Spahn praised sophisticated corona test models in Bblingen, Tbingen or Rostock, for example. Infrastructures were created there that made extensive corona tests possible. The tests could help to secure opening steps, for example with a view to outdoor dining or visits to the theater. However, the current wave of corona infections cannot be defeated by tests alone – the most important thing here is minimizing personal contacts./mbr/DP/fba