Susanne Johna, head of Germanys’ Marburger Bund Association said: “We are already in a second wave of rising infections.” Infections of COVID-19 have risen by 891 in the last 24 hours, a sharp increase on just a few weeks ago.
Europe’s biggest economy has seen a shocking rise in coronavirus infections in the past few days,
Scientists are calling on strict measures to be imposed to halt the spread.
In an interview Ms Johna added: “There is the danger that we could gamble away the successes we have achieved so far in Germany due to a combination of blocking out reality and a yearning for normalcy.”
The Marburger Bund Association has stated that Germany’s hospital system is currently well prepared to deal with the rise in infections.
This came after the country expanded its ICU capacities when the pathogen became a pandemic.
But leading head of The Marburger Bund Association, Ms Johna, in an interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper said: “We are all longing for normalcy.
“But we continue to live in a situation that simply is not normal.”
The warnings of a German second wave come as Madrid has imposed new restrictions to stop the spread of a second wave throughout Spain.
Head of Germany’s disease prevention agency at the the Robert Koch Institute Lothar Wieler said: “The new developments in Germany make me very worried.
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“The rise has to do with the fact that we have become negligent.”
Mr Wieler urged Germans to help stop the virus “spreading rapidly and uncontrollably”.
He added: “It’s in our hands how the pandemic evolves in Germany.”
The German second wave will be different from the first wave in March and April.
Ms Johna urged the public to follow the restriction rules.
She said: “This can only be done using the formula of distance, hygiene, masks and local quarantine.”
There are now 272 coronavirus patients currently under intensive care treatment in Germany.
Of these, 129 have to be ventilated.
There are currently almost 21,000 intensive care beds in Germany, 12,200 of which are free.
Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg.