First coronavirus case confirmed in Germany

First coronavirus case confirmed in Germany

  • The corona virus has now also occurred in Germany.
  • A man from the district of Starnberg has been infected with the virus.
  • It is in a clinically good condition and is medically monitored and isolated.

A man from the district of Starnberg has been infected with the new type of corona virus. This was pointed out late Monday evening by a spokesman for the Bavarian Ministry of Health in Munich.

According to the “Task Force Infectiology” of the State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL), the patient is in good clinical condition. It is monitored medically and is isolated. The close contacts are cleared up and informed about possible symptoms, hygiene measures and transmission channels.

The “Task Force Infectiology” of the LGL and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) currently consider the risk for the Bavarian population to be infected with the new type of corona virus to be low.

The Bavarian Ministry of Health and the LGL will invite the media to a press conference in Munich for Tuesday morning.

Responsible persons in Germany have repeatedly emphasized in the past few days that the danger in this country can be assessed as low. Health Minister Jens Spahn told the German press agency on Monday: “Basically we are vigilant, we take things very seriously, but we are also well prepared”. Prepared pandemic and handling plans clarified what to do in the event of an accident at the airports and at the clinics.

The Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases and other national authorities are in constant communication with the authorities of the federal states, nationally and internationally. “Everyone has their specific task,” said Spahn. “In the worst case, everyone knows who is responsible and what to do.” They also learned from the Sars epidemic in 2002/2003.