(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Germany newly diagnosed in a single day broke 30,000 for the first time, officials expect to start vaccination on the 27th

  China News Agency, Berlin, December 17 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The number of newly diagnosed new crown virus infections announced by the German disease control agency on the 17th exceeded 30,000 for the first time, a record high since the outbreak.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Germany has exceeded 1.43 million.

German Health Minister Span said on the same day that if the European Medicines Agency can complete the emergency use of the new crown vaccine before Christmas, Germany is expected to start vaccination on December 27 this year.

Data map: People wait for testing outside the rapid detection point for the new crown antigen that a bar in Berlin has changed.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Peng Dawei

  The German disease control department announced that the number of new confirmed cases was 30,400.

According to real-time data from Germany's "Times Online", as of 20:40 on the 17th local time, Germany had a total of 1,430,141 confirmed cases, 1,047,265 cured, and 24,961 deaths.

  On the same day, Span, together with German Chancellor Merkel and Minister of Education and Research Kalicek, met with Sahin and Tulegy, the two founders of the German BioNTech company.

The messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) new crown vaccine jointly developed by BioNTech and Pfizer of the United States has begun to be used for vaccination in the United Kingdom and the United States.

  During the meeting, Spang said that the "Made in Germany" vaccine provided confidence for the world in the new crown pandemic.

He said that if the European Medicines Agency can complete the emergency use approval before Christmas this year, then Germany will be able to complete its vaccination plan on December 27 this year after its vaccine regulatory agency, the Paul Ehrlich Institute, has completed the review of the vaccination plan. The new crown vaccination was launched on the same day.

  Spang will sign the new crown vaccine bill on the 18th.

The German Federal Ministry of Health said that the bill will determine which populations can get priority vaccination.

Spane said that Germany will first implement vaccination from nursing homes.

  Since French President Macron was diagnosed with the new crown virus on the same day, Merkel, who attended the EU leaders summit with Macron in Brussels a few days ago, has also received attention.

A spokesman for the German Federal Government said on the 17th that Merkel had received a new crown test shortly after attending the meeting and the result was negative.