German health minister warns COVID-19 spreads easily

# 19:01
24 June 2020

COVID-19 can spread quickly even when numbers of daily cases are quite low, German Health Minister Jens Spahn warned on Wednesday, APA reports citing Teletrader.

Speaking to ARD, Spahn stressed everyone needs to understand that even if numbers of cases remain low for weeks, it doesn't mean the virus is gone. "We’re seeing that if we make it too easy for this virus, it spreads very, very quickly again - we’re not only seeing that in Guetersloh – we’ve also seen it in Goettingen, in Leer, in Bremen and at churches and family celebrations," he noted.

Earlier, two municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia returned to lockdown after a new surge in coronavirus cases.