Covid-19 testing : Are Berlin's airport testing sites overwhelmed?
Returning vacationers comprise half of new coronavirus infections in Berlin. An attack on staff at Tegel raises questions about whether testing centres are adequately prepared.
BerlinHomebound travellers make up 50 per cent of all new corona infections in Berlin, the department of health told Berliner Zeitung on Monday. Most positive test results at Berlin’s airports are showing up in people who have travelled back from Turkey and Kosovo, officials added.
The numbers for the Berlin-Brandenburg region are higher than elsewhere in Germany. According to the state disease control centre, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), returning travellers make up just a third of new infections in Germany as a whole.