German media quoted the person in charge of Berlin health authorities on the 24th local time as saying that the Humboldt hospital in Berlin, which had been completely blocked due to the clustering infection of mutant strains the day before, had at least added 20 cases of confirmed infection with the new mutant strain, and the number of infection will continue to rise;.
On the 23rd, 14 patients and 6 staff members at Humboldt hospital in Berlin were confirmed to be infected with the first new coronavirus variant found in the UK.
In order to prevent the further spread of the mutated virus, the health department of the administrative region where the hospital is located immediately announced the implementation of a comprehensive blockade: about 400 patients and 1500 staff including doctors, nurses and administrative staff in the hospital were isolated; the hospital suspended the reception of new patients. Meanwhile, from the 25th, Humboldt hospital in Berlin will provide shuttle buses for commuters to reduce the risk of further spread of the mutated virus.
In addition, according to the news disclosed by German media on the 24th, another hospital in Berlin has also seen a confirmed case of infection with the new crown mutant virus. It is reported that the patient was transferred from Humboldt hospital in Berlin and is currently in isolation.
Berlin mayor Mueller expressed concern about the cluster infection at Humboldt hospital in Berlin. In an interview with the media on the 24th, he once again stressed the necessity of implementing strict blockade measures throughout Germany, and stressed that in view of the fact that it is impossible to predict how the new coronavirus variant found in the UK will develop in Berlin in the next three weeks, it is meaningless to discuss whether the restrictions should be relaxed in mid February;.