The Berlin Senate is extending the Corona Protection Ordinance until July 27, 2022. This means that, among other things, the FFP2 mask requirement on buses and trains will remain in place.
“We have no plan to adopt additional measures in the coming weeks,” said Berlin’s governing mayor, Franziska Giffey (SPD), on Tuesday after the Senate meeting. “But we monitor the incidences very closely.”
In Berlin, this is currently 334 cases per 100,000 people in seven days. The trend was rising.
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Giffey described the situation as a “relaxed summer situation”. In the coming week, Health Senator Ulrike Gote (Greens) is to present a roadmap for the autumn in the Senate, as far as the Berlin vaccination and test strategy is concerned.
“We now want to make preparations for the fall,” said Giffey on Tuesday. In principle, however, Berlin agrees with the federal government’s considerations for a seven-point plan for the possible increase in incidences in autumn. Among other things, a further vaccination campaign should then be planned.
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The disease monkeypox was also an issue in the Senate on Tuesday. There are now more than 300 cases of monkeypox in Berlin, Giffey said after the meeting.
“We are the monkeypox hotspot in Germany,” says the head of government. 23 patients are in the hospital, as reported by the Senate Department for Science, Health, Nursing and Equal Opportunities in an online overview.
Before the weekend on Friday, there were 259 confirmed cases. Nationwide, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 469 cases of monkeypox on Tuesday.
Fourteen federal states reported cases of the actually rare virus disease. Safer sex rules such as the use of condoms should be observed, it said.