German Air Force to move ICU patients as Covid cases rise – Times of India


BERLIN: The German air force will begin assisting with the transfer of intensive care patients on Friday as the country sees a new record number of daily coronavirus cases.
German news agency DPA reported that a luftwaffe A310 Medvac plane will fly critically ill patients to southern city memmingen Friday afternoon in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Hospitals in Germany’s southern and eastern regions have warned of being out of intensive care beds due to the large number of critically ill COVID-19 patients.
The country’s disease control agency said 76,414 new confirmed cases were reported in the last 24 hours. NS Robert Koch InstituteGermany also reported 357 new deaths from Covid-19 since the start of the outbreak, a government agency, said.
Also Friday, the German Health Minister Jens Spahn where is the airlines coming from South Africa Only Germans will be able to carry nationals, and travelers will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days, whether or not they have been vaccinated.
Spahn said the move was a response to a newly discovered variant.
“The last thing we need is to bring a new version that will cause even more problems,” he said.