SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach has reacted to the corona infection of FC Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich.
“It’s a shame Joshua Kimmich got infected, I wish you a speedy recovery,” the 58-year-old tweeted.
The case shows that it is difficult to avoid infection with COVID-19 without vaccination. Lauterbach added: “In the unvaccinated group, the incidence is well over 1,000. The risk is out of control.”
Kimmich had sparked heated discussions in recent weeks because he was not vaccinated against the virus. FC Bayern announced on Wednesday that the 26-year-old had tested positive for the corona virus. “The FC Bayern midfielder is doing well,” the club wrote in a statement.
Shortly before the report to Kimmich, there were signs that he was about to be vaccinated. “I think Jo is going in the direction of vaccination,” said national coach Hansi Flick on Wednesday afternoon: “In the future, I think there will be no other way.”
FC Bayern: Kimmich probably missed the best game against BVB
Unlike Kimmich, at least Jamal Musiala and Serge Gnabry got vaccinated against the virus during the week, which reduced the number of unvaccinated people on the FCB team from five to three.
Kimmich must remain in domestic isolation for 14 days from the time of testing positive, but can test himself for free with a negative PCR test.
In all likelihood, he will miss the Bundesliga’s best game against Borussia Dortmund on December 4.