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The airborne transmission of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 via aerosol particles in indoor environment seems to be strongly influenced by relative humidity, concludes the analysis of 10 most relevant international studies on the subject. Therefore, they recommend controlling the indoor air in addition to the usual measures such as social distancing and masks. A relative humidity of 40 to 60 percent could reduce the spread of the viruses and their absorption through the nasal mucous membrane.
The government-run Robert Koch Institute for public health research in Berlin has been at the forefront of the country’s robust pandemic response, leading the search for a vaccine and racing to push out vast stocks of tests. A career epidemiologist at the institute explains the challenges of reopening, communicating risk, and contact tracing in the…
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/germanys-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-93/"></div>BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,415 to 222,828, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. The reported death toll rose by 6 to 9,231, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom)<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.metro.us/germanys-confirmed-coronavirus-cases-93/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Related Posts below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post-recommended addthis_tool" ></div><!-- AddThis Related Posts generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->
A total of 11 areas in Romania, including its capital Bucharest, are added to Germany’s high-risk countries list, after an increase of COVID-19 infections that have been recently reported in Romania. Germany’s government warning against non-essential travel to Romania forced Germany’s Labor Minister to cancel his work trip to Romania, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Along with Bucharest, […]
Germany’s populous Guetersloh and Warendorf regions became the first in the country to return to strict restrictions against the coronavirus, angering many residents. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo said today that the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country is over. And, Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, died on June 18 at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 84.
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Holders of expired Schengen visas who are stuck in Germany since March because of the Coronavirus outbreak and unable to go home still, due to existing travel restrictions and absence of travel means, will be able to continue staying in Germany until September 30. The decision has been taken by the Federal Ministry of the […]
In the second major announcement on Thursday regarding the availability of a coronavirus vaccine in Europe, the European Commission and the German firm CureVac stated that they were in the process of creating an agreement to deliver at least 225 million doses of a potential vaccine
An eagerly awaited verdict in a trial over a political assassination in the Middle East and a major coronavirus experiment in Europe are both expected this week.These topics are among the top international stories of the coming days.To look at these stories and more, The Show spoke with the BBC’s Rob Hugh-Jones.
If contact tracing apps are following Gartner’s famous hype cycle, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion they are now firmly in the “trough of disillusionment.” Initial excitement that they could be a crucial part of the arsenal against covid-19 has given way to fears it could all come to nothing, despite large investments of money…
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused the rapidly unfolding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic1,2. Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 vary, ranging from asymptomatic infection to respiratory failure. The mechanisms determining such variable outcomes remain unresolved. Here, we investigated SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein (S)-reactive CD4+ T cells in peripheral blood of patients with COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2-unexposed healthy donors (HD). We detected SARS-CoV-2 S-reactive CD4+ T cells in 83% of patients with COVID-19 but also in 35% of HD. S-reactive CD4+ T cells in HD reacted primarily to C-terminal S epitopes, which show a higher homology to spike glycoproteins of human endemic coronaviruses, compared to N-terminal epitopes. S-reactive T cell lines generated from SARS-CoV-2-naive HD responded similarly to C-terminal S of human endemic coronaviruses 229E and OC43 and SARS-CoV-2, demonstrating the presence of S-cross-reactive T cells, probably generated during past encounters with endemic coronaviruses. The role of pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 cross-reactive T cells for clinical outcomes remains to be determined in larger cohorts. However, the presence of S-cross-reactive T cells in a sizable fraction of the general population may affect the dynamics of the current pandemic, and has important implications for the design and analysis of upcoming COVID-19 vaccine trials.
The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic is still growing even as countries start to ease lockdowns and other restrictions. "The epidemic is now peaking or moving towards a peak in a number of large countries," WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan said. Several nations, including Germany, South Africa and India – which reports about 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day – are looking at reimposing lockdowns and preparing to treat an influx of new cases.
BERLIN: German authorities slapped new lockdown measures Tuesday on a western region that has seen hundreds of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, trying to make sure the cluster doesn't race into the wider community. More than 1,550 people have tested positive for coronavirus at the Toennies slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck and thousands more workers and
The latest on the coronavirus pandemic around the U.S. and the world. WASHINGTON — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation’s pandemic response. The government’s top infectious […]
Germany's health minister has defended the decision to declare all of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands “risk areas” for coronavirus infection. Travellers must undergo compulsory testing and two-week quarantine after arriving from there. Health Minister Jens Spahn told Bild on Saturday that he knows “how much Germans love Spain as a vacation destination. But the numbers
German virus cases rose to their highest since the end of April on Saturday. TUI AG canceled all tours to Spain after the German government advised against non-essential travel to the country because of a resurgence of outbreaks. Spain’s Basque region declared an emergency, according to El Confidencial.
German students go back to school Monday even as federal and state leaders are still trying to figure out how to keep half a million children, their teachers, and other staffers safe from the coronavirus. "There are conflicting priorities, health protection on the one hand, which is very important to us, and on the other hand that we want to ensure the right to education of every single child,” German education minister Sandra Scheeres said. She said keeping students 1.5 meters apart while inside a school is sometimes impossible. Scheeres recommends that schools divide pupils into groups and
The European Union agreed Thursday on Germany’s proposal for coronavirus-preventative common hygiene standards at airports and on aircraft. “I am pleased that the German proposal was accepted by my colleagues at the European level and that we could agree on these uniform standards,” Andreas Scheuer, minister of transport and digital infrastructure, said at a European aviation conference. The agreement reached by officials will have to be formally approved by ministers. The proposal includes social distancing and the wearing of face masks at security checks and check-ins for those older than
Germany has reimposed lockdown measures in two districts in the country’s west, affecting hundreds of thousands of people, following an outbreak of the coronavirus at a meat plant. It’s the latest in a series of outbreaks at meat processing factories around the world. The outbreaks have raised fears in Europe that the easing of lockdown measures could trigger a second wave of the pandemic, as Henry Ridgwell reports from London. Camera: Henry Ridgwell
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire on Monday pressed for a quick agreement among EU leaders on the size and payout details of the bloc's recovery fund, aimed at helping countries worst-hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. "It’s time to decide, we have every