Germany goes through the most violent wave since the beginning of the pandemic

Frankfurt. More than 100,000 people died from Covid-19 and a record of daily infections. Germany is going through its most violent wave since the start of the pandemic, the main challenge of the new government that will soon take power.

In the last 24 hours, the country registered 351 deaths, taking the global since the entry of the coronavirus to 110,119 deaths, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute of the federal government.

“It is a sad day,” outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.

The institution also reported 75,961 infections, a daily record. The incidence also reaches another record with 419.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. But in the Saxony region, it exceeded 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The pandemic emerges as the main challenge for the new government coalition that must take the reins in December after the agreement announced between Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals.

“Every day counts,” Merkel warned yesterday. This was made known to his successor, Olaf Scholz.

“We can manage this transition period together and seek all necessary measures,” explained the chancellor, referring to Scholz.

“The situation is serious,” Scholz, the Social Democratic leader who must become the future chancellor of Germany, admitted yesterday.

For now, the future government coalition discards the idea of ​​a national confinement and is committed to the generalization of a health certificate in transport and access restrictions for the unvaccinated.

Belgium sees curve grow

The increase in Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Belgium is “higher than the most pessimistic curves” outlined last week by experts, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced.

Daily infections broke a record in the country on Monday, of 11.5 million inhabitants, with 23,621 new cases registered by the Sciensano public health institute.

Croo said that new measures will have to be taken and that the authorities hope to speed up vaccination, especially with the administration of a third dose, which to date has only received 1.2 million citizens.

For its part, the French government announced a booster vaccination campaign for those over 18 years of age, five months after their last injection, and ruled out resorting to confinement and curfew again.

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