After a severe Corona outbreak in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the Munich II public prosecutor's office is investigating a suspected "super spreader".

It is about the suspicion of negligent bodily harm, said chief prosecutor Andrea Mayer.

"What is in the room is a possible violation of quarantine regulations."


Münchner Merkur

reported about it first.

A 26-year-old American woman who lives in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is said to have wandered through various bars despite signs of illness and infected several people in the process.

According to the district office, she had been tested.

She should have remained in quarantine until the result.

The prosecution assumes that German law applies.

The woman worked in a hotel for the US armed forces and their families.

The holiday accommodation was closed on Monday for two weeks after several employees tested positive, as the hotel announced on its website.  

"A model case for irrationality"

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has called for consequences for the alleged perpetrator.


Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a model case for unreason," said Söder.

The case is an example of how quickly corona infections can spread.

"This carelessness must also have consequences."

It therefore makes sense to act with correspondingly "high fines".

In Bavaria, violations of quarantine requirements can result in a fine of 2,000 euros.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is now above the critical value of 50 new infections on seven days per 100,000 inhabitants.

The district office has already imposed various restrictions on, for example, opening times in the catering trade.