The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 793 to 162,496, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday.
The reported death toll rose by 74 to 6,649, the tally showed.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn has raised ethical questions over the possibility of issuing so-called “immunity passports” to those who had already been infected with the novel coronavirus.
Spahn expressed his concerns in a letter to the Ethics Council in Germany, according to newspaper Bild am Sonntag. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician said it is “a matter of concern to him that the ethical aspects” are met while there were still questions over “how and in what context the proof of an immunity should be used.”
“Immunity passports” could be a way for key workers to get back to work as they will have developed the antibodies necessary to give them protection from the virus that has infected almost 3.5 million people worldwide.
However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently said it was yet to be convinced on the idea of any such certification being issued.