There are signs Germany’s infection curve – reflecting rise in the number of cases – may be becoming less steep, according to the head of the country’s public health institute.
“We are seeing signs that the exponential growth curve is flattening off slightly,” Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control, told reporters.
“But I will only be able to confirm this trend definitively on Wednesday. But I am optimistic that the measures are already having an effect, which is very early because they have only been in place for a week.”
Efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in the country have included school closures, hygiene measures such as hand-washing and restrictions on public gatherings.
The RKI reported earlier on Monday that the country now had 22,672 cases of Covid-19 – an increase of 4,062 on the previous day – and that 86 people had died so far.