Holetschek warns of new corona virus variant - "react quickly and appropriately"
  • Holetschek urgently warns of Corona variant BA.5
  • infection pressure could rise again”: CSU politician fears spread
  • Traffic light government must “necessary changes to get going”
  • Corona incidence clearly in Bavaria gone up

The Bavarian Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) plans increasing numbers of infections due to the new omicron subvariant BA.5 warned. After waves in other countries, it must be expected that BA.5 soon also dominant in Germany said the CSU politician on Saturday in Munich.

Holetschek is worried about the new corona variant – the incidence has increased significantly

“Of the Infection pressure could increase again.” Reason for a Tightening of the Corona regulations he doesn’t see it though. BA.5 does not appear to cause more severe disease than previous types of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, Holetschek said. However, this is no reason to be careless. New virus variants are to be expected in autumn more contagious and possibly more dangerous could. In this context, he criticized the federal government’s corona policy. These have not yet adapted the Infection Protection Act to possible developments.

“The one on the Corona issue disputed Berlin traffic light running meanwhile Danger of missing the trainto get the necessary changes underway in good time before the Bundestag’s summer break,” explained Holetschek Allow countries to “swiftly and appropriately” respond to new waves of infection. According to figures from the Robert Koch Institute on Friday morning Corona incidence for Bavaria to 308.5 gone up. This continues the upward trend. Still at May 30, 2022 had this RKI a value of 190 reported.

Last over 300 had the incidence on May 24, 2022 located. However, the development of the past few weeks can be partly reflected Holidays distorted be. Throughout Germany rose the incidence to 318.7. Experts have also been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – mainly because by no means all infected people undergo a PCR test make. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a Distortion of individual daily values to lead.

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