With Interior Minister Seehofer, another member of the federal cabinet was infected with Corona. The 71-year-old is now home. It is not known where he was infected.
Berlin (dpa) – Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is infected with the corona virus. The minister had tested positive for the virus and is currently in domestic isolation, his spokesman Steve Alter announced on Monday.
The test was conducted on Monday. The minister currently has no symptoms of the disease. Last week, Seehofer took part in, among other things, a meeting of the federal cabinet. The CSU politician was first vaccinated against Covid-19 on April 14. The 71-year-old said the next day that he was entitled because of his age and previous illnesses. He got the preparation from Biontech / Pfizer.
In early April, the newspaper “Bild” reported that Seehofer had rejected a call by Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to older colleagues in the cabinet to get vaccinated with the Astrazeneca vaccine. “I will not be patronized,” he said to “image”.
This decision had been criticized on social media – also because other older members of the cabinet decided to vaccinate at Astrazeneca. Seehofer explained his position as follows: “Everyone can have their own personal opinion about each vaccine. I have had a certain attitude to drug safety since I was Secretary of Health, and I have that to this day. “
When asked if he had a choice of different vaccines, Seehofer said that where he was vaccinated, only Biontech’s vaccine was available. He found no selection. Astrazeneca is only recommended for people over 60 in Germany. Its use for younger people remains voluntary in the medical judgment of people without a higher risk of blood clots.
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