Authorities announced that for the first time the German military will allow 24-hour vaccination at a center in the western part of the state.
The Lebach Vaccination Center in Saarland will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday, and will be able to vaccinate 1,000 people a day through a three-shift system. Across the country, as long as vaccines can be delivered, the military can provide vaccination at 28 similar centers. Secretary of Defense Anglet Kramp Karenbauer said the move is part of a major national vaccination campaign.
Due to the slow pace of vaccination in Germany, the authorities have been criticized since the beginning of this year, and the latest move to announce the lifting of restrictions on Easter has further weakened people’s confidence in the government’s successful management of the pandemic.
Germany’s largest North Rhine-Westphalia state Chancellor Armin Laschet (Armin Laschet) said that it is still uncertain whether the country’s schools will open after Easter. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Laschet (Laschet) announced that she may succeed as prime minister. This situation will be discussed in depth with the Ministry of Education.
The number of infections in Germany increased by 17,051 new cases every day, and 249 patients died within 24 hours. The average infection rate for seven days per day dropped from 135.2 the previous day to 132.3 per 100,000 people, indicating how fast the virus is spreading.