Coronavirus: Germany to create 19 medical storage facilities for future emergencies | News | DW | 30.11.2020

The German government agreed on Monday to set up 19 locations for medical gear storage in order to avoid the lack of masks and other protective equipment faced by most of the world at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Angela Merkel’s government plans to spend around €1 billion ($1.2 billion) next year creating 19 “national health reserves” around Germany to ensure Europe’s leading economy is better prepared for any upcoming health crisis, Health Minister Jens Spahn said.

“The pandemic has taught us to take more precautions,” he told reporters.

Source: Coronavirus: Germany to create 19 medical storage facilities for future emergencies | News | DW | 30.11.2020