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Corona: First federal state could soon no longer let unvaccinated people in shops – first details leaked

The corona numbers in Germany are skyrocketing. The RKI reports record values again this Friday. Spahn calls for 2G-Plus for events. The news ticker.

  • Corona *: The incidence is increasing relentlessly – there is also a new record on Friday, November 12th ( see update from November 12th, 6:06 a.m. ).
  • Vaccinated people should protect themselves better and avoid larger events, recommends the RKI (update, November 12, 6:06 a.m.).
  • Spahn calls for 2G-Plus for events (update, November 12, 10:37 a.m.).
  • This news ticker about Corona in Germany is continuously updated.

Update from November 12, 9:58 p.m.: In Germany, the incidence values continue to rise. Therefore, Saxony now apparently wants to tighten its corona rules. According to the image, the state government is already advising on tightening the Corona Protection Ordinance.

According to this, Saxony is advising, among other things, about a 2G rule for all businesses, with the exception of grocery stores, DIY stores and garden centers, and 2G Plus at major events. In addition, Saxony’s state government is also advising on a 3G rule in the workplace, as well as a ban on events typical of the country, according to Bild . Should this ban come, Christmas markets and mountain parades would have to be canceled.

Corona tests free of charge again

Update from November 12, 1:23 p.m .: Germany is trying to turn the tide of infection. From Saturday there should be free corona tests again. Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that he would sign the relevant ordinance today. “It is valid from tomorrow.”

Corona: Austria announces lockdown for unvaccinated people across the country

Update from November 12, 1:08 p.m .: Austria wants to introduce a lockdown for unvaccinated people. In Upper Austria and Salzburg, this strict corona measure – level 5 – should apply from Monday. However, the lockdown for unvaccinated people is to be extended to all of Austria *. Chancellor Schallenberger announced this in view of the increasing number of infections. A video conference is to take place on Sunday morning, said Austria’s Minister of Health Mückenstein at a press conference on Friday.

Germany classifies Austria as a high-risk area

Update from November 12th, 11.00 a.m.: Germany classifies Austria as a high incidence area *. Spahn and Wieler confirm this when asked by a journalist at the press conference. The media had previously reported on it.

Corona in Germany: Health Minister Spahn calls for 2G-Plus

Update from November 12, 10:37 a.m .: The Managing Minister of Health Jens Spahn is informing RKI boss Lothar Wieler about the current Corona situation in Germany. You can follow the press conference here in the live ticker. In view of the tense corona situation, this PK should now take place weekly.

“Vaccination and testing is no longer enough,” it says there: Spahn is thinking about only allowing access to events according to 2G-Plus rules. So vaccinated and convalescent people also have to show a negative corona test.

“It’s 5 past 12,” says RKI boss Lothar Wieler about the current corona situation in Germany. It must all be the goal to lower the infection rate.

ZDF “Politbarometer” – This is how Germany views tougher Corona protective measures

Update from November 12th, 10:20 am : Are the corona rules too lax in Germany? Voices in favor of tougher protective measures are being heard: 49 percent and thus more than twice as many as last (end of October: 20 percent) are in favor of stricter rules, as a current survey by the ZDF “Politbarometer” shows. Only 32 percent of those surveyed are therefore satisfied with the current Corona rules.

A nationwide 2G rule for restaurants, hotels and cultural and leisure events is good for 67 percent and not at all for 32 percent. 71 percent support the proposal to introduce a 3G regulation in the workplace, under which employees must be vaccinated, recovered or tested. 26 percent are against it.

71 percent are in favor of compulsory vaccination for health care and nursing staff, 27 percent oppose it. 65 percent are in favor of compulsory vaccination for employees in schools and daycare centers, while 32 percent are against.

Corona in Germany: RKI sounds the alarm – vaccinated people should protect themselves

Update from November 12, 6:06 a.m.: Within one day, 48,640 new coronavirus infections and 191 deaths were recorded according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). The 7-day incidence hit a record high for the fifth day in a row and is now 263.7 – a new high. A week ago the value was 169.9. This can be seen from the data on the Covid-19 dashboard.

The RKI also calls on those who have been vaccinated to protect themselves better. In the current weekly report, the Berlin institute “urgently advises canceling or avoiding larger events as much as possible, but also reducing all other unnecessary contacts.”

The incidences have been rising in all age groups for weeks. According to the RKI weekly report, the highest value is found among 10 to 14 year olds – with 411 reported new infections per 100,000 children in one week, 5 to 9 year olds with 345 and 15 to 19 year olds with 302. Tests are particularly frequent in schools.

The managing health minister Spahn and RKI boss Wieler want to inform about the current corona situation today.

2G rule: next federal state significantly tightened measures

Update from November 11th, 4 p.m.: Now Brandenburg is also significantly expanding the 2G regulation. From Monday, only those who have been vaccinated and recovered will have access to restaurants, theaters, cinemas, hotels and other facilities, as Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) announced. It was also decided to reintroduce compulsory masks from the first grade onwards.

“We are in a real emergency situation,” said Woidke. The number of infections has doubled in Brandenburg in the last eight days. For many people, especially those who have not been vaccinated, fundamental freedoms are now being restricted. The measures are “absolutely necessary”, otherwise there is a risk of “a lockdown for everyone”.

Ethics Council for Compulsory Vaccination for Certain Occupational Groups

Update from November 11, 3:29 p.m.: The pressure on politicians to introduce compulsory vaccinations is increasing. After the Leopoldina Science Academy, the German Ethics Council has also spoken out in favor of compulsory vaccination for certain professional groups. It is recommended that “in view of the current pandemic situation” a “serious and rapid examination of a job-related compulsory vaccination in areas in which particularly vulnerable people are cared for” is recommended. The decision was made according to the announcement on Thursday without dissenting votes with three abstentions.

“Employees who professionally care for seriously or chronically ill and very old people, such as medical and nursing staff, but also employees in social services, everyday support or housekeeping” were named. They carried “a special responsibility for not harming those entrusted to them,” it was said to justify.

The same also applies “to institutions and facilities that are responsible for not exposing the people cared for there to avoidable health risks,” the Ethics Council continued. The committee recommended that the Federal Government “immediately examine a sufficiently differentiated legal regulation for a job-related vaccination requirement and, if necessary, prepare a practicable and effective implementation”.

Saxony’s Prime Minister Kretschmer calls for Christmas markets to be canceled

Update from November 11, 12.48 p.m.: Saxony Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has called for the cancellation of Christmas markets due to the dramatic Corona situation. “You can’t imagine standing at the Christmas market, drinking mulled wine and everything in the hospitals is over and you’re fighting for the last resources,” he said on Thursday in the program “Frühstart” on RTL / ntv. He demands that the federal and state governments now relieve the mayors, district administrators and market operators of this difficult decision.

If the infection dynamics continue until November 25th as in the past two weeks, that would be a terrible development, he said. “The child has already fallen into the well. Now it’s about getting it out. ”Kretschmer criticized again that the traffic light parties want to let the epidemic emergency run out:“ How can a traffic light coalition come up with the idea of telling the population that it is over. ”

Lower Saxony: Compulsory daily testing for unvaccinated people in nursing professions

Update from November 11th, 11.00 a.m.: The corona situation in Germany is coming to a head. The disaster was declared in Bavaria on Wednesday in order to better manage the situation. Lower Saxony is now resorting to strict means and introducing compulsory daily tests for unvaccinated people in certain occupational groups. So if you are not vaccinated and work in an old people’s or nursing home, you now have to take the corona test every day. So far this has been the case three times a week.

Even in slaughterhouses and cutting plants, employees who are not vaccinated must be tested every two days, ”said the Lower Saxony State Chancellery.

Corona-Tests sollen wieder kostenlos werden.

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Lower Saxony introduces compulsory daily tests for unvaccinated people in certain occupational groups.

Even at events in closed rooms with 1000 to 5000 people, the switch is made to 2G from warning level 1. Then only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered can participate.

The State Chancellery also announced further tightening, taking into account the development of the pandemic. One must avoid overburdening the health system at all costs and save as many people as possible from death and serious problems.

Ethics Council recommends vaccination for certain professions

Update from November 11th, 10:00 a.m .: The German Ethics Council recommends considering the skyrocketing number of infections to check compulsory vaccination for certain professional groups. “In view of the current pandemic situation, the council now recommends, with no dissenting vote, with three abstentions, a serious and rapid examination of a job-related compulsory vaccination in areas in which particularly vulnerable people are cared for,” the panel announced on Thursday (November 11).

In the opinion of the Ethics Council, this would be particularly useful for people who care for the seriously or chronically ill as well as the elderly – “such as medical and nursing staff, but also employees of social services, everyday support or housekeeping”. The Council sees the reasoning as having a special responsibility not to harm such persons, the people entrusted to them. The same applies to institutions and bodies that are not allowed to expose the people who care for them to unnecessary risk.

The Ethics Council recommends that the Federal Government “immediately examine a sufficiently differentiated legal regulation for a job-related vaccination requirement and, if necessary, prepare a practicable and effective implementation”. In doing so, “widely discussed concerns about possible negative consequences of such a measure, such as career exits in the occupational groups concerned,” must be taken into account. However, these are “to be assessed within the framework of the duty to protect people from high-risk groups”.

The debate about compulsory vaccination alone could therefore be perceived as a signal to institutions to organize awareness-raising and vaccination campaigns for the professional groups concerned.

RKI reports more than 50,000 new corona infections – 235 Covid deaths in one day

Update from November 11, 9:20 a.m.: With 50,000 new infections in Germany have crossed a new threshold. This is the highest value since the beginning of the pandemic. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Thursday, 50,196 new infections were registered within 24 hours.

The 7-day incidence also reached a new record at 249.1. The RKI also reports 235 coronavirus-related deaths. A week ago it was 165, significantly less. The high until November 7, 2021 was reached on December 22, 2020 at 197.6. At that time, however, hardly any people in this country were vaccinated.

The number of corona patients admitted to clinics per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days – the most important parameter for a possible tightening of the corona restrictions – was given by the RKI on Wednesday as 4.61 (Tuesday: 4.31).

The total number of cases of infection in Germany since the start of the pandemic rose to 4,894,250, the total number of recorded deaths in connection with a corona infection to 97,198. In the fight against the pandemic, 2G rules and booster vaccination are currently being discussed.

Update from November 10th, 8:20 p.m.: Recently, there has been increasing criticism in Germany that the corona infection numbers are going through the roof, but the federal government is silent on concrete measures. While the SPD, Greens and FDP, according to the Social Democrats, will hold coalition negotiations on a possible “traffic light” until St. Nicholas Day on December 6th, the governing government in the coronavirus policy has become noticeably quiet.

Until this Wednesday. Because: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is now firmly pressing for an early federal-state round. The virus does not ask for political attitudes or for transitional governments, said Merkel on Wednesday after information from the German Press Agency (dpa) from circles of participants in the meeting of the Union parliamentary group in Berlin. “We have to act,” said the 67-year-old: “The faster the better.” How will the Corona policy continue? The Chancellor has now again called for a meeting of the federal and state governments in the fight against the insidious corona virus.

Geschäftsführende Bundeskanzlerin: Angela Merkel von der CDU.

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Executive Chancellor: Angela Merkel from the CDU.

Corona in Germany: Munich doctors call for mandatory vaccinations for teachers and doctors

Update from November 10, 7:35 p.m.: Due to the rapidly increasing number of corona infections, a Munich doctor is immediately calling for teachers and doctors to be vaccinated. “This affects all people who work in the facilities, in addition to nurses, doctors, teachers, kitchen staff, cleaning staff,” said Clemens Wendtner, chief physician for infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the Munich Clinic Schwabing of the Südddeutsche Zeitung (SZ).

That’s not enough for Karl Lauterbach. The SPD health expert demands a “strict mask requirement for all children in all schools – from elementary school to upper school”, as the Rhinelander explained to the SZ. because of the high risk of infection for and by children in the classes.

The second measure is a strict mask requirement for all children in all schools.

SPD corona expert Karl Lauterbach

Update from November 10th, 6 p.m.: Corona virus alarm in Germany’s southeastern neighbor: The corona numbers are exploding in the Austrian federal states of Salzburg and Upper Austria. Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg (ÖVP) is no longer ruling out a lockdown for unvaccinated people – and is calling for the health professions to be vaccinated. After a long back and forth.

Corona in Germany: New all-time high in infections reached in the pandemic

Update from November 10th, 5.30 p.m.: How are the vaccinations against the coronavirus progressing in Germany? Answer: Still dragging. And that despite the high number of infections in November. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Ministry of Health reported 312,000 more vaccinations on their vaccination dashboard for Tuesday, November 9th.

This means that at least 67.3 percent of the population are fully immunized, 69.8 percent would have received at least one vaccination ( see also the update at 2:30 p.m. ). At impfdashboard.de it says in explanation: “On the vaccination dashboard, the vaccination rates are indicated, which are reported to the RKI via the DIM reporting system. They are to be understood as minimum vaccination rates (…) The RKI assumes that the actual vaccination rate is up to five percentage points higher than indicated on the vaccination dashboard. “

The corona situation throughout Germany has reached a very serious point again. On this Wednesday, a new high was reached with 39,676 registered corona cases within one day. Many experts and politicians continue to emphasize: Only vaccination helps.

Corona in Germany: Free rapid tests should be possible again soon

Update from November 10th, 3:50 p.m.: People in Germany should probably be able to do at least one free corona rapid test per week again from next week. According to a draft ordinance by the executive health minister Jens Spahn (CDU), people should be prevented from doing without tests due to financial considerations, as the German press agency learned from government circles on Wednesday.

The newspapers of the Funke media group first reported on it, citing the draft. Since October 11th, corona tests have generally been chargeable in Germany. The new regulation should come into force next week, it said.

Update from November 10th, 2.30 p.m.: In Germany, 312,000 doses were administered on Tuesday, as many vaccinations as there had not been since August. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday via Twitter. More than three million people have received a booster vaccination so far. “The direction is right, but not enough to break the dynamic,” said Spahn.

At least 67.3 percent of the population (55.9 million people) are now fully vaccinated. That emerges from the figures from the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday. 69.8 percent (58.0 million people) received at least one dose of vaccine.

Corona numbers are increasing in Saxony and Thuringia – first Christmas markets canceled

Update from November 10, 2:20 p.m .: The corona numbers continue to rise, especially Saxony and Thuringia are currently affected by high corona values (see original message). For fear of possibly stricter corona rules, there are already the first cancellations for Christmas markets in Saxony.

As reported by Bild , Meerane and Lichtenstein in Saxony are said to have already canceled their Christmas markets. The Dresden Striezelmarkt has already been set up, whether it can actually open on November 25 remains unclear for the time being. A city spokesman for Chemnitz had confirmed to the newspaper that it was currently holding talks. Accordingly, it is currently not yet clear whether the Chemnitz Christmas market could take place.

In Thuringia, too, there should already be the first cancellations due to corona. The historic Christmas market on the Wartburg was canceled for this year.

Corona alarm in Germany: Spahn shoots at country alone and calls for “nationwide” 2G

Update from November 10th, 12.30 p.m.: Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has called for a nationwide approach to the application of the 2G rule in the corona pandemic. Uniformity in the question of 3G or 2G is needed, said Spahn on Wednesday in the “early start” of RTL / ntv . “We will soon have 16 different regulations again, that does not in itself lead to more acceptance.”

The acting minister raised the question of whether 2G should apply “nationwide throughout the federal government” in the leisure sector, for example. The introduction of 2G or 3G rules has so far been a matter for the federal states. Even the draft law of the traffic light parties, with which new regulations for the period after the epidemic situation of national scope are to be created, does not provide for any fundamental change.

Only for the workplace, the SPD and the Greens and FDP want to set the softer 3G rule nationwide in the future. It stipulates that either a vaccination, recovery or test certificate must be presented. With the 2G rule, there is no possibility of free testing.

Spahn spoke out in favor of convening a conference of prime ministers. This would be “a strong signal to the citizens, the federal and state governments are working together, making it clear how serious the situation is”. he said.

Corona incidence of the RKI rises to 232: intensive care physician only sees one rule as the solution

Original message from November 10, 2021: Berlin – The Corona * pandemic is picking up speed again in Germany, and the Robert Koch Institute has been reporting a drastic increase in the number of infections for weeks. Last week, the institute had reported a new corona high, but this Wednesday, November 10, 2021, more new corona * infections were reported than ever before.

RKI reports corona record: intensive care physician calls for 2G across the board

As the RKI reported on Wednesday, the nationwide seven-day incidence rose to 232.1. On Monday, the value of 201.1 had reached the highest level since the start of the pandemic in Germany. Last winter, the high on December 22nd was at a seven-day incidence of 197.6.

While the fourth corona wave is rolling over Germany, epidemiologist Hajo Zeeb urges more caution. “It is urgently necessary that we return from relaxation mode to seriousness mode, unfortunately also all vaccinated people,” said the expert from the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Bremen. Since vaccinated and convalescent people could also become infected, from his point of view “2G plus test” should become the standard over the winter. This would mean that only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered have access to certain locations and have to be additionally tested.

Corona in Germany: will the first patients have to be moved soon?

According to intensive care physician Christian Karagiannidis, 2G should be introduced nationwide by next week at the latest. “That brought a lot in the European region, so we should implement it. We must
react ”, said the President of the German Society for Internal Intensive Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) to the Berliner Tagesspiegel.

The situation in the intensive care units has been worsening for weeks. It will not be long before the first corona intensive care patients have to be relocated from the severely affected federal states of Saxony and Thuringia because there is no longer any space. “I took another look at the curves today – they go up too steeply for me. It won’t go on for more than two or three weeks, ”says Karagiannidis. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Meanwhile, the Stiko provides a vaccine surprise. After side effects were observed more and more after a vaccination with the vaccine from the manufacturer Moderna, the Stiko is now changing its recommendation for under 30-year-olds.

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