#Germany #Coronavirus

In view of the sharp rise in the number of new corona infections, the federal government is trying to recruit additional helpers to support the municipalities in tracking chains of infection. "The need is enormous, a five-digit number of helpers is needed,"
said Chancellery Minister Helge Braun (CDU) of the "Rheinische Post" (Saturday). In addition to the Bundeswehr contingent of up to 15,000 soldiers, they are also looking "whether we can mobilize further personnel reserves in the federal government and subordinate authorities,"
said the CDU politician. He also hoped to attract a larger number of students to follow up on contacts. The government is in talks with the university rectors' conference so that the volunteers do not have any disadvantages in their studies.
From Braun's point of view, the corona warning app has proven itself against the background of the dynamic pandemic development. "The warnings are currently increasing dramatically, we are seeing a steep increase," said the head of the Chancellery.
By Tuesday, 10,860 users who tested positive could have sent a warning to their anonymous contacts via the app. The app has now been downloaded around 19.6 million times. Experts assume that the application is actively used by around 16 million people in Germany.

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