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Confirmed Corona numbers are rising again, even before winter temperatures. Now Finance Minister Lindner and Defense Minister Pistorius have also been shot.

Finance Minister Christian Lindner and Defense Minister Boris Pistorius canceled their appointments due to corona infections. Lindner’s virus test was positive, the German Press Agency learned from ministerial circles on Monday evening.

The FDP leader has mild flu symptoms and is currently working from home. Appointments for the coming days have been cancelled.

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Pistorius: Meeting at US Air Force Base Ramstein canceled

It was previously known that SPD politician Pistorius will not attend the international meeting held in support of Ukraine at the US air base in Ramstein this Tuesday due to corona disease.

A Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed this on Monday evening, Bild newspaper previously reported. At the US base in the Rhineland-Palatinate, senior military officials and defense ministers from several countries want to discuss more assistance in Ukraine’s defense against Russia.

RKI: Increase in respiratory diseases

Lars Schaade, acting president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said on Monday that an increase in respiratory infections, including Covid-19, has been observed for several weeks. This is not unusual either.

For the first time since the corona epidemic, no state protection rules are planned for the beginning of autumn.

Lauterbach: Covid infection is not a cold

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach also said on Monday that many cases of infection can be expected again in the autumn. However, there is widespread immunity in society.

Based on what we know now, we do not need any measures in terms of contact restrictions.

Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Health

But Lauterbach called for recommended booster vaccinations and mutual evaluation. “Covid infection is not a cold, it is not a small matter,” the SPD politician said.

Lauterbach and RKI recommend voluntary wearing of masks

People over the age of 60 and those with pre-existing diseases need to reduce their health risks and renew their vaccination protection. Biontech’s vaccine adapted to current virus variants is practically available.

Lauterbach and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) also recommended voluntary wearing of masks in certain situations.

Source: ZDF

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