SARS-CoV-2 in Germany

We are witnessing a substantial increase in the number of infections in Germany. As a result, the authorities have imposed drastic restrictions on everyday life, in a move to slow down any further spread of the virus.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is continuously monitoring the situation, evaluating all available information, estimating the risk for the population in Germany and providing health professionals with recommendations.

What should be done if a coronavirus infection is suspected? What are the symptoms?

Persons who have had personal contact with someone confirmed as carrying SARS-CoV-2 should immediately, and irrespective of symptoms, contact their competent health office, get in touch with the doctor or call 116117 – and stay at home.

A coronavirus infection causes flu-like symptoms such as dry cough, fever, a runny nose and fatigue. There have also been reports of difficulties breathing, an itchy throat, headaches, joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea and shivering.

Translated regulation

The state government's regulation on infection-protective measures against the spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus (Corona Regulation - CoronaVO) in the version of 28th March 2020 translated into several languages: English, Français, Türkçe, عربي (Arabic), русский (Russian), Polski, Italiano.

Further information

  • Further information is available in several languages on the website of the commissioner for integration.
    Languages: English, Türkçe, Polski, Français, Italiano, ελληνικά (Greek), Hrvatski, Română, Български (Bulgarian), فارسی / دری (Farsi / Dari), 中文语言 (Chinese), عربي (Arabic), further languages are continuously addedhere
  • The District Konstanz also provides multilingual audio files for download.
  • The Ethno-Medical Center Germany (Ethno-Medizinische Zentrum e. V.) provides information and flyers in different languages.
    Languages: English, Türkçe, Polski, Français, Italiano, ελληνικά (Greek), Hrvatski, Română, Български (Bulgarian), فارسی /  دری (Farsi / Dari), 中文语言 (Chinese), عربي (Arabic), پښتو (Pashtu), Espagñol, KurdÎ, русский (Russian)
  • The Federal Ministry of Health provides information about the coronavirus and how to protect against the infection in English and Turkish.