Germany set a record by vaccinating 1.1 million people with the coronavirus on Wednesday.
Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which is responsible for combating epidemics in Germany, assessed that the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will last until the end of 2022.
“The virus knows no borders,” Wieler told a news conference in Berlin, recalling that about 3.35 million cases have been detected in Germany since the virus appeared. The fight against the epidemic will only succeed if it is contained all over the world.”
Wieler noted that vaccines developed for Covid-19 will prevent the situation from getting worse even if they do not eliminate the virus, noting that there are many vaccines in Germany but still many people need to be vaccinated.
“We estimate that the outbreak will last until the end of 2022,” Wieler said.
Meanwhile, more than a million vaccines were reported in the country in one day for the first time.
Yesterday, 1,88,000 people were vaccinated and a total of 27,803,000 people were vaccinated against Covid-19, the Health Ministry said.