Garmisch-Partenkirchen (dpa) - 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 on Monday.
"What is in the room is a possible violation of quarantine regulations."
First the "Münchner Merkur" reported.
The 26-year-old American, who lives in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is said to have walked through bars despite signs of illness and infected several people in the process.
Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) called for consequences for the alleged perpetrator.
"Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a model case for unreason," said Söder after a cabinet meeting in Munich.
The case is an example of how quickly infections can spread.
"This carelessness must also have consequences."
It therefore makes sense to act with correspondingly "high fines".
According to the district office, the 26-year-old already had symptoms of illness on the pub crawl.
She had done a corona test and should have stayed in quarantine until the result.
In Bavaria, a fine of 2000 euros can be imposed for violations of quarantine requirements.
Söder said, however, that it should be checked to what extent this also applies to the American.
In its investigation, the prosecution initially assumes that the German judiciary is responsible.
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.
According to the district office, the 26-year-old had returned from a vacation in Greece.
It was unclear whether she was infected during the trip or only afterwards.
In an epidemic, a superspreader is someone who infects an unusually high number of other people.
According to the state office in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district, there have been 49 new corona cases in the past seven days.
The seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants was 55.39 and thus above the critical value of 50. At this value, measures must be implemented by agreement between the federal and state governments.
On Friday, the district office had imposed restrictions on public life for the market town, which has around 26,000 residents.
All restaurants have to close at 10 p.m.
Only a maximum of five people are allowed to meet in public space - this also applies to all restaurants.
"We try to curb the nightlife, but not to block the normal gastronomy," said a spokesman.
For private events, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50 people in closed rooms or 100 people in the open air.
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