The latest data puts Germany’s new infection rate at 164 per 100,000 residenti.
The new law sparked protests from opposition parties in parliament and in the capital, Berlino, where hundreds took to the streets.
It came into effect as Germany reached its highest number of new Covid-19 infections since January.
Speaking at the same news conference Friday as Spahn, Lars Schaade, deputy head of Germany’s health agency, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), detto questo “infection numbers are still too high” ma quello “coronavirus case numbers do not appear to be rising as fast.”
Spahn added that Germany’s vaccination campaign was now gathering pace
. “One in four Germans will have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine by early May
,” Egli ha detto.
Da venerdì, 18.5 million people had been vaccinated, according to Spahn. In giro 22% of Germans have now received a first coronavirus vaccine dose and nearly 7% have received their second shot. Germany has a population of about 83 milioni.
Spahn said Thursday he expected to offer coronavirus shots to all adults from June.
Di venerdì, Germany recorded 27,543 new coronavirus infections — a rise of 1,712 cases compared to the same day last week, according to RKI data. The country’s coronavirus deaths stood at 265 within the past 24 ore, bringing the total tally of deaths to 81,158.