The number of positively tested patients with the coronavirus in Lübeck is still comparatively low (2 confirmed cases (as of 9.3.2020)).
But the strongly increasing number of cases in Germany (over 1137 (as of 9.3.2020)) in a few days and the frightening developments in other European countries, especially Italy, and not to forget the dramatic situation in China, South Korea or Iran, leads to the fact that we also feel the effects of this epidemic at the ICG.
On the one hand, university events will be postponed in the next few weeks, planned congress trips will be cancelled and home office will be very generously recommended. In addition, we are more strict in our recommendation to stay at home in case of colds or similar symptoms. Hygiene measures are reminded more intensively and hopefully implemented.
However, all in all, these are not serious impairments, but urgently needed measures to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
As a risk patient I have prescribed something like quarantine for myself - means home office for the next weeks (hopefully not too long), no events and as few personal contacts as possible.
I depend on the support of the whole ICG team. But I am sure that we will master this very new and frightening situation.
PS. What also worries me a lot is the spreading of "fake news" in connection with SARS-CoV-2, but also other topics. I find it more and more difficult to accept that so many people say goodbye to common sense and believe in crazy theories. It is depressing and frightening.
Official infomation about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can be found here: