In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can see what happened yesterday in the Monday’s blog read up.
The essentials in brief:
- Göttingen: 27-year-old because of riots in 2020 in court
- Live from 1 p.m.: Crisis team informs about Corona situation in Lower Saxony
- This afternoon new episode of the NDR Info Podcast Coronavirus-Update
- Reported new infections in the north: 219 in Lower Saxony, 86 in Schleswig-Holstein
- RKI: 4,171 new corona cases registered nationwide – incidence at 60.3
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
This afternoon new episode of the NDR Info Podcast Coronavirus Update
Right at the beginning of the corona pandemic in February 2020, NDR Info launched the Coronavirus Update podcast to satisfy the population’s need for information and to report comprehensively on current issues. 98 episodes have appeared so far – issue no. 99 will be published this afternoon, in which the virologist Prof. Christian Drosten from the Berlin Charité answers questions from the NDR Info science department. Until the new episode is online, you have the opportunity to listen to the issue from two weeks ago with the virologist Sandra Ciesek, director of the Institute for Medical Virology at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.
Pfizer: study with mRNA vaccine against influenza
The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer wants to apply its research knowledge from the corona pandemic in other fields as well: According to its own information, a clinical study with an mRNA vaccine against flu has now started. The aim is to improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines by applying the new technology, the company announced. The vaccines currently in use are 40 to 60 percent effective. More than 600 people between the ages of 65 and 85 are expected to participate in the study in the United States.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has enabled us to use the immense scientific possibilities of mRNA,” said Kathrin Jansen, Head of Vaccine Research at Pfizer. The corona vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer is also based on this technology. The German company is also working with Pfizer on the new project. The US pharmaceutical company Moderna is also currently developing an mRNA vaccine against influenza.
Corona traffic light on “yellow”: In the Rostock district, it is again mandatory to wear a mask in schools
In the Rostock district, the corona traffic light on the risk-weighted tier map is “yellow” for the third day in a row. Thus, among other things, a mask requirement applies again in the schools in the district. The obligation to test with a daily corona test also applies to so-called body-hugging services such as the hairdresser, the fitness studio or the cinema. Vaccinated and convalescents are exempt from the obligation to test.
Higher hurdles for rapid tests in Hamburg
The hurdles for corona rapid tests, as needed to participate in so-called 3G events, are raised in Hamburg. In the future, only test certificates from medical providers would be accepted – i.e. from medical practices, pharmacies and laboratories, said Martin Helfrich, spokesman for the health authority, the German press agency. As of October 11, other commercial test centers are “no longer commissioned by the public health service and are no longer allowed to issue test certificates that are accepted under the Containment Ordinance”. So far, you can test it free of charge from a large number of commercial providers. From October 11th, the free-of-charge will also end.
Pediatrician President: Consider compulsory vaccination for certain professions
The president of the professional association of paediatricians, Thomas Fischbach, has brought up a corona vaccination obligation for educators, teachers and employees in health professions and nursing. “If many employees in daycare centers, schools and clinics continue to refuse vaccinations, the legislator should seriously consider compulsory vaccinations in these sensitive areas,” said Fischbach of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. “Anyone who deals with vulnerable groups and rejects their own immunization has turned their minds off,” he said. In addition to politics, Fischbach also sees company doctors from clinics as responsible: “They have to educate and remind medical staff of their duty to help sick people and to protect them from infection.” There is also a possibility, which is basically covered by the Infection Protection Act, for hospitals or nursing homes to discharge those who refuse to be vaccinated. “If after months of excess vaccine there are still outbreaks in nursing homes, you have to tighten the reins, and a lack of skilled workers should not be a counter-argument,” said Fischbach.
Crisis team informs about the corona situation in Lower Saxony
At noon, Lower Saxony’s Corona crisis team will comment on the current pandemic situation. With the new version of the Corona Ordinance, the 2G rule in Lower Saxony is being expanded. Hospitalization also plays a more important role than before for the assessment of the corona situation. The crisis team will provide information about the corona numbers and the latest developments in the pandemic from 1 p.m. NDR.de will then broadcast live.
Göttingen: 27-year-old in court because of riots in 2020
The escalation in front of a quarantined apartment block in Göttingen made headlines across Germany in June 2020. The approximately 700 residents were not allowed to leave the block, but one group tried to break through the barriers. After attacks on the police, a 27-year-old is on trial from today. The man with no relevant criminal record is accused of serious breach of the peace, assault on police officers and bodily harm. He is considered to be one of the main perpetrators who is said to have instigated further acts. According to the indictment, the residents are said to have thrown a beacon, a metal pipe, a metal rod, paving stones, a branch chain saw, a chair frame, a hedge trimmer and a gutter grate at the officers.
219 new infections in Lower Saxony confirmed
The authorities have reported 219 new corona cases in Lower Saxony (previous day: 153; previous week: 316). This reduces the seven-day incidence of new infections to 45.2 (previous day: 46.8; previous week: 56.8). Eight other people have died in connection with the coronavirus.
RKI: Nationwide incidence of new infections drops to 60.3
In Germany, 4,171 new infections were recorded within 24 hours. The nationwide seven-day incidence fell slightly to 60.3, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced earlier this morning. Yesterday the value was 61.7. 101 more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded within 24 hours, bringing the total to 93,504. The number of nationwide confirmed infections since the beginning of the pandemic is now 4,203,571. The RKI indicates the number of those who have recovered at around 3,978,200.
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SH: 86 new infections reported – the incidence drops minimally
In Schleswig-Holstein, the seven-day incidence of new corona infections has fallen again – but only very slightly. The number per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days is now 30.2 (previous day: 30.3; previous week: 34.4). Within one day, 86 new corona cases were registered, according to the data from the state authorities (previous day: 38; previous week: 94). The negative leader in the seven-day incidence is therefore Neumünster with a value of 66.3. North Frisia has the lowest value nationwide with 8.4.
Service: Determine the incidence value for your place of residence
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections is also on the move in northern Germany. If you want to know what the incidence is in your city or in your county, just type in your zip code here.
NDR.de live ticker starts on Tuesday
Good Morning! The editors of NDR.de will keep you up to date today – on Tuesday, September 28 – about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany. In the ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
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