Germany: Only patients with symptoms should be tested for coronavirus — RKI Vice President

In his briefing on the coronavirus situation in Germany, Vice President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Lars Schaade said that only those showing coronavirus symptoms should be tested for the virus, speaking in Berlin on Monday. According to Schaade, «only symptomatic patients should be investigated» in order to use the test capacities where they are needed. Schaade warned that «there are... Еще always entries and additional cases from neighboring countries,» and added that there «are individual cases that are still being imported to Germany.» According to Schaade, he role of the children in passing on the infections is not clear. «Children also become infected, but generally have fewer symptoms,» he stressed. According to the last figures released by the World Health Organisation, Germany currently has 4,838 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 12 fatalities.

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