From the same day, German authorities changed to the federal level responsible for coordinating disease prevention and control authority Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in its official website published daily confirmed number of data. The above data is released by it.
According to the organizers, the Berlin International Tourism Fair, which was scheduled to open on March 4, is expected to attract more than 10000 exhibitors and 160000 professional and non professional visitors from more than 180 countries, with an estimated turnover of 7 billion euros. Novel coronavirus pneumonia announced on the evening of 28, ITB, the German Federal Ministry of health and the Ministry of economic affairs proposed to cancel the exhibition due to the continuous spread of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The local authorities in Berlin have asked the organizers to ensure that all exhibitors and visitors have to prove that they are neither from the risk areas identified by the German authorities nor have contact with those areas. The company said it was unable to meet these requirements and decided to close this years international tourism fair. This is the first time that the exhibition has been closed in 54 years since its inception.
On the same day, a joint crisis response team composed of the German Federal Ministry of health and the Ministry of the interior made a number of resolutions on screening measures for cross-border land transport and risk assessment for large-scale events. Health minister Jens Spang told German media on the same day that the current challenge is that all countries around the world are looking for and purchasing protective equipment, and Germany must be prepared to deal with the shortage of related equipment.
However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel still stressed that Germany is one of the countries with the best conditions to deal with the new coronavirus when attending an activity that day. She said that every individual can contribute to the response to the virus, for example, she did not shake hands with people that night.
62 cases of novel coronavirus pneumonia in Germany are expected to increase.
On the afternoon of the 28th local time, the Minister of health of North Rhineland Westphalia, Germany, announced that 15 new cases had been found in the state on the same day, all of which were from the hometown of the first patient in the state.