Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeds 63,000 in Germany
According to the Robert Koch Institute, in total, 52,547 COVID-19 cases have been reported until now in Germany
66 people have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 546.
All 16 federal states are affected. All 16 federal states are affected. The incidence of COVID-19 is highest in Hamburg, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.
In view of the scarcity of toilet paper in parts of Germany, the alliance of Public Water Management (AöW) warned of risks to the wastewater network.
“Because toilet paper was partially unavailable in the trade due to hamster purchases, consumers resorted to wet wipes, household rolls or paper handkerchiefs. But these threatened to clog sewage pipes,” the association warned.
The association called on citizens to protect their sewage pipes, saying: “Many of the alternative products contained plastic fibers in contrast to standard toilet paper. These could not be dissolved in water and lead to clogging of the pipes. Do not throw alternative hygiene items into the toilet, but please dispose of them in well-sealed garbage bags over the grey bin.”