Ger­many al­ready deal­ing with sec­ond wave

Cape Breton Post - - COVID-19 -

BER­LIN - Ger­many is al­ready con­tend­ing with a sec­ond wave of the coron­avirus and risks squan­der­ing its early suc­cess by flout­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing rules, the head of the Ger­man doc­tors’ union said in a news­pa­per in­ter­view pub­lished on Tues­day.

The num­ber of daily con­firmed coron­avirus cases has ticked up steadily in re­cent weeks, with health ex­perts warn­ing lax ad­her­ence to hy­giene and dis­tanc­ing rules among some of the pub­lic is spread­ing the virus across com­mu­ni­ties.

“We are al­ready in a sec­ond, shal­low up­swing,” Su­sanne Johna, pres­i­dent of Mar­burger Bund, which rep­re­sents doc­tors in Ger­many, told the Augs­burger All­ge­meine.

She said there was a dan­ger that a long­ing to re­turn to nor­mal­ity and a sup­pres­sion of con­tain­ment mea­sures would frit­ter away the suc­cess Ger­many had achieved so far, urg­ing peo­ple to stick to so­cial dis­tanc­ing and hy­giene rules and wear masks.

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