BERLIN (Reuters) – There are practically 60 verified cases of coronavirus in Germany, a spokeswoman for the Health Ministry said on Friday, adding that number consisted of people who were now healthy once again.
Asked the number of verified cases of coronavirus in Germany there were, she said: “At the moment in Germany we have practically 60 however it’s a very dynamic situation, as we keep saying.”
The German federal government is not currently preparing a stimulus package, a spokesperson for the Economy Ministry stated, however included that the tax structure required to be improved.
Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert stated the economic impact of the coronavirus break out might not be seriously approximated at the minute.
A spokeswoman for the Health Ministry said the government’s crisis committee would not make suggestions on the possible cancellation of the ITB travel trade fair in Berlin, due to run March 4-8, and included that it was a decision for local authorities.
On Wednesday, Health Minister Jens Spahn stated Germany was at the beginning of a coronavirus epidemic after brand-new cases emerged which could no longer be traced to the virus’s initial source in China.
On Friday, Germany’s central bank governor, Jens Weidmann, joined a variety of European Reserve bank policymakers in stating it was too early to gauge the economic fallout of coronavirus, but he acknowledged the Bundesbank’s prediction of a 0.6%gdp growth this year, which had already been halved from the previous projection, might be out of date.
Reporting by Paul Carrel; Modifying by Michelle Martin