Germany faces a “really terrible Christmas” if efforts are not taken to prevent a huge rise on the latest COVID-19 cases, the country’s Robert Koch Institute warned on Thursday.
The Director of the Institute, Lothar Wieler has called for strict countermeasures in order to contain the rapid spread of the virus.
“We are currently heading toward a serious emergency,” Wieler stated, adding “we are going to have a really terrible Christmas if we don’t take countermeasures now.”
He warned that hospitals are already running out of enough beds, calling for acceleration of vaccine drive.
The Robert Koch Institute warned that large-scale venues should be closed temporarily.
The warning comes at a time when the government of Germany considered new restrictions on the unvaccinated people across the country amid a surge in new infections.
According to the institute, 65,371 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours.
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