Germany, already overwhelmed by the fourth wave of covid infections, triggers the further alarm for the South African variant. And the vaccine obligation ends up in the spotlight due to the request made by Bavaria, in favor of the introduction of the administration required by law. Read also SOUTH AFRICAN VARIANT Thar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institut (Rki), said he was “very worried” about the new coronavirus mutation detected in South Africa, arguing that more research will be needed to clarify whether the variant is more contagious than the previous ones. Wieler expressed hope that travel restrictions from Southern Africa will prevent it from spreading to Europe, where the variant has not yet been confirmed. Starting tonight, only flights that bring German citizens back to Germany will be allowed, announced the Minister of Health Jens Spahn. be extended throughout Germany ” as soon as possible ”, ie from the beginning of next year. ” We need an effective national containment strategy, ” Soeder said, as reported by the Dpa. The governor called for a nationwide “ emergency brake ” and put in place a plan to address the new variant discovered in South Africa.