In Berlin, an entire clinic has been cordoned off because of the corona mutant B.1.1.7. 20 cases have now been confirmed. Clinic employees provide internal insights.
- The highly contagious corona mutation B.1.1.7 * is spreading in Germany. Several cases were found in a clinic in Berlin. The staff has been quarantined. (see first report)
- According to media reports, 20 cases are now known. An employee of the clinic is not surprised to see the mutation. (see update from January 23, 7:31 p.m.)
- Security personnel guard the clinic premises. (see update from January 23, 9:58 p.m.)
Update from January 23, 9:58 p.m .: The Berlin Humbold Clinic of the operator Vivantes was cordoned off due to a corona outbreak of the mutation B.1.1.7. No new patient will be admitted and visits are prohibited. The hospital staff is under shuttle quarantine. Employees are only required to move between work and home. The clinic has hired security staff to ensure that the measures are observed. That reported Bild.de.
“Nobody has told us how long the quarantine will last,” a clinic employee is said to have told the newspaper. Unlike the entrances to the hospital, the restricted mobility of the hospital staff is not controlled. “The shuttle quarantine is done independently,” a spokeswoman said Bild.de.
After the corona mutation outbreak: Berlin clinic employees worried
Update from January 23, 7:31 p.m .: By Saturday evening, 20 people had been registered at the Berlin Humboldt Clinic who were verifiably infected with the coronavirus mutation B.1.1.7. Again Daily mirror reported, it mainly affects patients. Among the 20 people there are said to be six members of the hospital staff who are supposed to work in the internal medicine and cardiology ward. The outbreak was identified through routine screenings.
An employee is not very surprised that the mutation appeared in the Berlin hospital. “We knew that we had the corona mutation in the house – and that wasn’t unusual in principle. We handle most of the Corona cases in Berlin. It was then clear that it would hit us at some point. But that is the mutation despite all hygiene and safety precautions then spreads so rapidly, nobody expected that ”, the employee, who wants to remain anonymous, says Focus Online have said.
Above all, unnoticed spreading worries him. “Hundreds of my colleagues have been at home with their families in the last few days, they were out and about, shopping. It could soon turn out that not only 20, but maybe 200 or many more are infected. That would be a catastrophe for us – and for Berlin. ”This was announced on Friday evening (January 22nd) Humboldt Clinicthat the hospital cannot admit patients because of an outbreak of the virus form. Initially it was from 14 infected the speech.
Highly contagious corona mutation: Humboldt-Klinikum Berlin under quarantine
First report from January 23rd, 3 p.m .:
Berlin – In Germany the cases of the Coronavirus mutation B.1.1.7. Well became apparent 14 new cases among staff and patients of the Humboldt Clinic in Berlin proven. The reports Daily mirror. The entire clinic was then quarantined.
According to the media report, experts believe that a Middle double-digit number of employees and patients already infected with the virus could be. Also Hospital staff members could therefore be affected, the first symptoms had already appeared.
Corona mutation in Berlin: Clinic staff in “shuttle quarantine” – patient admission stopped
The clinic staff was under so-called “Pendulum Quarantine” posed. That means that employees are only allowed to commute between work and home, but do not use public transport. In addition, the Patient enrollment stopped for the time beingto prevent the spread of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7.
The mutation B.1.1.7 * appeared in the southeastern English county of Kent at the end of last year and spread quickly. According to British experts, the variant that appeared in the UK is 30 to 70 percent easier to transfer * and possibly even more deadly than the one that has prevailed so far. (sk) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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