German football returns to games without an audience for fear of omicron variant

The federal government and the regional powers agreed on a series of measures to limit contacts, also among those vaccinated, including the absence of the public at major events, be they sporting or otherwise.

The measure will take effect from December 28, Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz announced on Tuesday, who took office earlier this month and leads a coalition between his Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Liberal Party (FDP).

Germany has managed to contain in recent weeks the increase in new infections and the maximum incidence of 482 infections in seven days and per 100,000 inhabitants in November it has dropped to 306 this Tuesday.

However, the expansion of the omicron variant is feared, as has happened in neighboring Denmark. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Tuesday urged an immediate limitation of contacts, while its vaccination commission recommended applying the booster dose three months after having the complete schedule. EFE

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