Germany will pay for the full cost of treatment to COVID-19 patients from its European Union neighbors (EU) as a gesture of goodwill.
This is a statement issued by German Health Minister Jens Spahn on April 20.
In a statement, Health Minister Jens Spahn said that Germany has successfully controlled the infection of COVID-19. However, many of its neighbors in the EU, including France, Italy and the Netherlands, are still struggling and sending some of their severe SARS-CoV-2 virus patients to Germany for systemic treatment. The health care systems of these countries are “overloaded”.
According to statistics from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are 229 foreign patients, including 130 from France, 44 from Italy and 55 from the Netherlands who are treated in Germany with a total cost of treatment of about 20 million. euro (21.7 million USD).
Minister Jens Spahn emphasized that with the noble gesture of showing solidarity between EU member states, the German Government decided to pay the full cost of treatment for these patients.
Previously, many states in Germany including Nordrhein-Westfalen and Bayern have admitted many serious patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus from Italy, the Netherlands and France for treatment.
Health Minister Jens Spahn’s statement came against the backdrop of the same day, Germany began to relax a number of social gap rules after weeks of imposing strict measures to control the spread of the disease. Dangerous COVID-19.