Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) justified his participation in a dinner with numerous participants shortly before a positive corona result in October.

“I would have deeply regretted infecting someone unknowingly.

That did not happen, probably also because of the precautionary measures, "said Spahn of" Bild am Sonntag ".

The "Spiegel" had reported that Spahn had attended a dinner with about a dozen entrepreneurs in Leipzig on October 20.

According to one participant, several guests should have donated a large sum of money to the CDU during the dinner.


A corresponding request from the "Bild" newspaper was recently answered by the office of the Federal Minister of Health as follows: "Donations from dinner participants to support the work of the CDU district association Borken were received after the event."

Warning on ZDF

In the morning Spahn had pointed out on ZDF that the main points of contagion are when partying and socializing, privately or at events such as a party.

Spahn said literally at the time: “Above all, we know where the main contagion points are.

Namely when celebrating, while socializing, at home privately or at the event, at the party in the club. "

On October 21, Spahn tested positive for the virus in the afternoon.


According to the calendar entry, Spahn was present at the meal from 8 p.m. to around 9:30 p.m., his Bundestag office announced on Saturday at the request of the German Press Agency.

"The then valid rules of the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance were complied with after confirmation from the host," emphasized Spahn's office.

All participants in the dinner were reported to the responsible health department as contact persons after the positive test and were also informed at the same time by Spahn or the host.

As far as is known, all of them went into quarantine immediately afterwards and, according to the host, tested negative.

The behavior of the Federal Minister of Health nonetheless met with criticism.

FDP general secretary Volker Wissing, for example, told “Bild am Sonntag”: “The care that the health minister expects from people in compliance with the rules seems to have been completely lost to him personally.

While we are all in lockdown, Jens Spahn defines special rights for himself personally in a very idiosyncratic and harmful way. "