Health offices are overloaded: “The people with the App”

The Covid-19-pandemic keeps the world in breath. More than 8.2 million people have been infected so far worldwide, with the novel Coronavirus, 187.335 in Germany – where it always comes back to local outbreaks.

After the introduction of the Corona-Warning-App, the health authorities have to contend with a flood of requests. On the day of the introduction would have called the Hotline of the Berlin health office, 434 people, the problem with the App had, said the Chairman of the Federal Association of Doctors in the public health service, Ute Teichert, to n on Wednesday-tv and RTL. Photo: jhö The Corona-Warning App for Germany is now ready for Download.

According to data from the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) have downloaded up to Wednesday more than six million users of the App. “It is all the dimensions that we have ever had is beyond,” said Teichert to rush to the health authorities. “People come with the App are not clear and do not come with the phone number as specified ist", said Teichert. The Hotline number of the App was very complicated and would lead to very many Demands. “The people call, then the Corona-Hotline and the health authorities,” says Teichert.

In addition, barriers of the App, which not make it possible for all people to take in use criticized Teichert. Many people, especially Older people, are not taking advantage of digital systems, otherwise, would have difficulty using the App deal.

In spite of their criticism Teichert estimates that the App as a good and complementary way to combat the pandemic. However, you need to provide more staff, if the App would lead to more strain on the public health offices. “Otherwise, I have the Problem that I get with a technical solution is new work that can’t be overcome,” said Teichert, who has downloaded the App itself, and also any advise would.

There were registered up to Wednesday morning, approximately 6.5 million Downloads, according to the Federal Ministry of health. “These are far in excess of six million reasons why the Corona-Virus has fewer chances,” said head of Department, Jens Spahn (CDU). Any individual who use the App, make a difference, – said Spahn. “This strong Start, it should motivate more citizens to participate. Because Corona dike, this is a team game.“

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