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Alert in Germany: more than 40 people contracted coronavirus during a mass in Frankfurt

A church in Frankfurt (Shutterstock)
A church in Frankfurt (Shutterstock)

At least 40 people got coronavirus During a Baptist religious service held in Frankfurt (central Germany), the region's health authorities reported.

Most of the cases they are slight and according to the director of the Frankfurt Health Office, René Gottschalke, only one person had to be transferred to a hospital.

The religious service was held on May 10, following the hygiene rules imposed by the authorities, and apparently not only people living in Frankfurt were infected, but also others from the neighboring city of Hanau.

This led to the banning of a Muslim festival in Hanau It was to be held tomorrow in a stadium in the month of Ramadan.

The Frankfurt Baptist Community suspended all religious acts and the services will only be offered digitally again.

Frankfurt (Shutterstock)
Frankfurt (Shutterstock)

Pastor Wladimir Pritzkau assured that all hygiene and disinfection rules had been followed and that the parishioners had respected the recommended distance between them of 1.5 meters.

Religious acts are allowed, with restrictions, from May 1 in the region. The case may raise doubts regarding the relaxation of some measures to combat the coronavirus.

Restaurants and cafes are open in various Länder and nurseries and schools have started to open, albeit always with restrictions.

In Leer (northern Germany), there was a case of several people infected with a restaurant that led to dozens of people having to go into quarantine.

In Germany there have been 180,345 confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic. 159,976 patients have overcome the disease and 8,444 have died, leaving 11,925 active cases.

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(With information from EFE)

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