NewsHealth Senator: Berlin's test capacities are not enough

Health Senator: Berlin's test capacities are not enough

Ulrike Gote wants to further expand the test capacities in the capital. But will it be enough in the end, given the rapid expansion of Omicron?

Berlin – There will continue to be queues in front of Berlin’s corona test centers, according to Health Senator Ulrike Gote. The demand for PCR tests, which are necessary to check positive rapid test results, for example, remained greater than the supply.

“We have high test capacities and laboratories and are continuing to expand their capacities. That would have been enough for Delta, it is not enough for Omikron, “said the Green politician on Thursday at the plenary session in the House of Representatives.

“We can of course increase the PCR capacities a bit in Berlin, and we do that too.” Gote announced longer opening times and more staff for the state’s own test centers. “We are also examining the commissioning of the commercial test structures. But one thing is also clear: in the end it will not be enough. ”Dpa

Gabriela Sperl is awarded

Gabriela Sperl is to be honored for her life's work. The presentation of the prize, which is endowed with 40,000 euros, is planned for May.

Berlinale appoints additional jury members

The Berlinale is one of the really big film festivals in the world. Despite Corona, it should now take place again in February. And shortly before the start of the festival, the names of the jury will also be decided.

Berlinale appoints additional jury members

The Berlinale is one of the really big film festivals in the world. Despite Corona, it should now take place again in February. And shortly before the start of the festival, the names of the jury will also be decided.

German Acting Award will be gender-neutral in the future

The Berlinale no longer honors the acting performance separately according to gender. In the future, the German Acting Prize will no longer be about gender.

Doctors' song "Geschwisterliebe" on Index for 35 years

Die Ärzte are one of the most successful bands in the country. Her song "Geschwisterliebe" has been on the index for decades. Farin Urlaub and Bela B describe what that can mean for young punks.

More