Friday, March 5th, 2021
Almost half of them are in quarantine
Infected medical assistant had 600 contacts
270 people are in quarantine because of contact with a doctor’s assistant from Düsseldorf. The woman, who is said to have worked temporarily without a protective mask and despite symptoms of illness, is infected with the corona virus. The 270 people are considered category I contact persons, as the city announced. The nurse had come into contact with up to 600 people.
According to the authorities, there is still no proven infection. Nevertheless, the doctor’s practice in Düsseldorf-Pempelfort was closed. The nurse is infected with the British virus variant B.1.1.7, which is considered to be significantly more contagious than the original virus. Since the beginning of February, all positive PCR tests in Düsseldorf have also been checked for virus mutations.
The city of Düsseldorf was only able to reach around 60 percent of the people with whom the medical assistant was in contact by phone. 40 percent of the contacts entered the wrong phone number. You will be notified by post. If the specialist did not actually wear a mask at work, she had violated the Corona Protection Ordinance, the city said. Criminal law consequences are currently being examined.