Every single person in Germany should have a Covid-19 vaccine booster jab, health minister Jens Spahn said.
The minister’s statements came as a fourth wave of pandemic appeared to be swelling in the country.
Spahn has also called for booster jabs for all.
The call came after Germany on Friday registered 37,120 new infections in the past 24 hours – a record rise for the second day running.
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This rise comes after the 16 German states’ leaders discussed how to continue upon ending the emergency state on November 25.
This means the restrictions will expire automatically unless a parliament’s vote will impose them.
Germany’s Health Minister, Jens Spahn, said that it should be possible to remove the emergency state while still keeping some rules.
The rules include wearing masks, proof of vaccination or recovery, or a negative test result.
“We can obviously deal with higher incidences, higher numbers of infections better, much better without overburdening the health system,”
That’s because so many people took the vaccine, Spahn told Deutschlandfunk radio.
“This path from a state of emergency to a state of special caution to a state of normality,” he added.
However, he warned that parts of Germany with low vaccine rates are already having pressure in hospitals.
Nearly 66% of German residents took full vaccination, compared to 63.3% across the EU.