Economy Minister Aiwanger fell ill with corona

Hubert Aiwanger was late with his corona vaccination. Now the Bavarian economy minister is infected with the virus. His illness is probably mild.

The summer wave of the corona hit the Minister of Economy Hubert Aivanger: The head of the Free Voter got infected, as the Ministry of Economy announced on Wednesday. Aiwanger is therefore not seriously ill and has only mild symptoms.

Aiwanger is the latest in a long line of ministers to be infected. He attended the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The Minister of Economy, who was probably the last member of the cabinet, was vaccinated against Covid only last fall. In April, Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had to cancel a trip to Saudi Arabia due to a corona infection.

Aiwanger is not planning a trip abroad, but a planned TV appearance on the “Maischberger” show. There he was due to speak with Green Party leader Ricardo Lang about a temporary extension of the life of nuclear power plants until the spring. Instead of Aiwanger, ARD has now invited Thorsten Frei, parliamentary manager of the Union faction in the Bundestag.

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