Rising numbers of infections: Brinkhaus calls for a clear roadmap to protect the elderly

Union parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) has asked the federal and state health ministers to present a clear roadmap for protecting older people in old people’s and nursing homes.

Berlin – “The Corona outbreak in a senior citizens’ home in Brandenburg has shown us that the protective measures for senior citizens must be ramped up urgently and as quickly as possible,” Brinkhaus told the German Press Agency on Friday in Berlin. “It is our responsibility to protect the elderly from the pandemic as best as possible. That is why we need a pact for the protection of the elderly. “

After a corona outbreak in Schorfheide in the Brandenburg district of Barnim, there were recently eleven deaths. At their meeting in Lindau, the health ministers also wanted to talk about expanding the mandatory testing in nursing homes. The executive Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn had advertised the previous evening in the ARD “Tagesthemen” for the introduction of a “mandatory test in old people’s and nursing homes by federal law”. It is incomprehensible to him that people who work with sick people and those in need of care, if they do not get themselves vaccinated, “put them at risk unnecessarily,” said Spahn. (dpa)


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