5 Aug 2022 5:28 am
Karl Lauterbach has tested positive for the corona virus. The minister is in domestic isolation, according to his ministry. He works there with mild symptoms, he is fine. The minister has been vaccinated four times.
The controversial Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach tested positive for the corona virus on Thursday evening. This was announced by the Federal Ministry of Health early Friday morning. The minister is fine. He only had mild symptoms and temporarily carried out his official business from domestic isolation. According to his ministry, the 59-year-old health economist has been vaccinated four times.
The ministry’s statement goes on to say: “This shows that with the highly contagious omicron variant, infection cannot be completely ruled out, even with extreme caution.”
The minister therefore once again appeals to everyone to behave prudently and to ensure adequate vaccination protection so that infections and severe courses can be prevented as far as possible. Lauterbach (SPD) repeatedly warns of the corona virus and possibly highly contagious variants that could still occur. Lauterbach continues to present the conditionally approved vaccines as a “way out of the pandemic”.
While the corona measures are being lifted in neighboring countries, Lauterbach and Justice Minister Marco Buschmann presented a concept with new measures for the fall on Wednesday. Controversial measures such as mask and test requirements are to be continued – also for children. A new vaccination campaign is also planned.
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